Author: Julie Kagawa


Apr 09
Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Let’s start off by talking about the ending of The Forever Song, the last book in the Blood of Eden trilogy.  It ended perfectly, without an ounce of surprise, with every character’s fate wrapped up exactly as you’d expect.  That’s not a complaint, because it was all immensely satisfying.  Less satisfying, however, was the middle section of this book, which felt bloated and repetitive. OK, now let’s back up to the beginning.  Allie is in just as much shock as… Read more »


Oct 25
Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Note – This review will contain spoilers from The Lost Prince, the first book in the series. The title of this book, The Iron Traitor, is attention-grabbing, isn’t it?  We’ve got the word, “traitor,” and we’ve got Keirran staring out at us, so…should we assume that he’s the traitor? Before I even began reading The Iron Traitor, I imagined where the plot could go.  At the end of The Lost Prince, Keirran delcares that he’ll do anything to stop Annwyl from… Read more »


Oct 18
Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

My Take: Well, well, look who’s back.  It’s Meghan Chase’s little brother, Ethan, and as you can see from the cover, he’s all grown up now.  This book is the first in a spin-off from The Iron Fey series.  Meghan is the Iron Queen, married to Ash, and her formerly sweet baby brother is now an angsty teen.  His angst is not without cause.  Ethan hasn’t seen Meghan in years, and he feels abandoned by his sister.  But she’s busy… Read more »


Apr 22
Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

If you haven’t yet read the first book in the Blood of Eden series, The Immortal Rules, you can get by with just this second book, The Eternity Cure.  But why would you want to???  The Immortal Rules was freakin’ amazing.  Events from the first book are summarized in the first couple of chapters here, so you won’t feel lost.  But again, you will be missing out on an awesome book! I’ve made no secret of the fact that Julie… Read more »


Mar 19
Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

I loved The Iron King, I was less enthused with The Iron Daughter, and now the magic is back with The Iron Queen. All of Meghan’s irritating angst over Ash (he loves me, he loves me not, lather, rinse, repeat) from the previous book is finally gone. They’ve settled into a “normal” relationship, or as normal as one can be in Faery. Meghan has grown up over the the course of the three books, and the former self-conscious teenager is… Read more »


Feb 26
Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

“We see you, Meghan Chase. You will not escape.” In The Iron Daughter, the second book of the Iron Fey series, the half-human/half-faery Meghan Chase returns to Winter Court with Ash. A major betrayal, a stolen scepter, and a series of misunderstandings leads to a declaration of war between the Winter and Summer Courts. For me, some of the magic from The Iron King has worn off. Meghan’s boomeranging emotions and inability to think rationally when it comes to Ash… Read more »


Feb 21
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase, the young heroine of “The Iron King,” is very aptly named. Throughout the story, she is constantly chased by a endless variety of evil faeries, gremlins, and other ne’er-do-wells. Just before her sixteenth birthday, Meghan was living the life of a teenage outcast. She also hallucinated, seeing strange beings lurking about. When her four year old brother, Ethan, is kidnapped and replaced by a snarling, biting changeling, Meghan realizes her hallucinations were real. Her only friend, Robbie, has… Read more »


Feb 09
Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

“The Immortal Rules” is one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time. It’s certainly among the best vampire novels I’ve read, and I’ve read quite a few. Allie lives in a walled-in dystopian society, ruled by vampires. Some humans are used by vampires to provide a regular blood supply to their masters. Other humans, like Allie, live on the fringes, scavenging for food, and struggling every day to survive. Normal vampires are not the only concern; there… Read more »