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The Iron King (Iron Fey Series #1)

The Iron King (Iron Fey Series #1) - WOW I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD LOVE THIS STORY AS MUCH AS I DIDSo, of course, I wanted to read this book because of the pretty cover-- yeah, I'm so bad-- judging a book by its cover, but, to be honest, what kind of reader doesn't do that at least once in a while?I heard a lot of good things about this book, and I collected together a vague idea of what I would think of this story: Good storyline, strong plot, and really annoying and useless protagonist. I just despise annoying protagonists with a burning passion, so, you know. I didn't really want to read this book anytime soon. But, recently, I was really sick of the Dystopian genre (My Dystopian phase was consecutive for such a long time) and I wanted something mythical and fantasy-ish, even if that meant faeries- which I usually don't like.On the very first page of this book I honestly disliked the protagonist right away. I don't know if it was just my own instinct telling me I shouldn't like her or the things that I heard that made me agree with most people. But seriously, my point is, I just DISLIKED her so bad.. wow. She seems like one of those wannabe girls that always get bullied at school and TRY to rise in status but brutally fail every time. Also she's crushing on the jock boy. Which made me even more annoyed. I mean, if she were just introverted and bullied it would be fine with me because I meet protagonists like that and I'm fine with them. But Meghan-- she's just trying to be popular when she's not and she's always fantasizing about the stupid jock. I JUST HATE FICTIONAL JOCK STEREOTYPES LIKE THEY ANNOY THE CRAP OUT OF ME. And then there was Robbie. She was so oblivious to him, I got really mad. It was evident that he liked her, but she still kept on akjdfaljsajlaksdjfk; with the dumb jock. Dangit. At first I thought Rob would be really, honestly, too good for her. But afterwards, I feel like they're really cute together and perf.Most people are on Team Ash but that's mainly because Ash is gorgeously hot and seductive and he played a more.. main role than Puck did. All Puck did was get shot.. (I cried btw) and yeah. BUT STILL, TEAM ROB! YES. TEAM ROBIN. Y'ALL HEARD THAT RIGHT. ASH MIGHT BE SEDUCTIVE AND EVIL AND SEXY AND THE WINTER PRINCE THAT'S SUPER HOT (COLD HAHA PUN INTENDED) but still. Team. Robbie. -mini spoiler ahead- I'm keeping Rob's real name out, LOL. That's too much of a spoiler...-mini spoiler ended-And then there's Grim, the cat. Wow. At first I thought he was really creepy but he turns out to be awesome. He's like the Chesire Cat, in a way. He seems to love to call Meghan 'human' like, "Come, human. It is time, human." as if that's her name. Grim seems like someone who would rather die than let people see their soft side. He always acts like he has no worries at all and yeah. He's one of those characters that might make you feel awkward if he dies so let's hope he doesn'tBoth Ash and Rob both really remind me of Damon from The Vampire Diaries. Ash with his seductive hot guy predator side, and Robin with his sarcastic cocky joking side. But seriously. Team Rob.Meghan at first was useless, and, like I said, she was severely annoying to me. I just disliked her--so much. SO SO MUCH. But later in the book, she proved herself to all her readers that she can be responsible on her own and learn how to save a guy in distress instead of waiting for him to come and save her and I learned to tolerate her. I still don't like her though. I don't know-- is it just me or do the books I've been reading lately have really annoying protagonists?This whole series is based on the Iron Fey. I didn't even get the title until 3/4 of the book-- because it wasn't explained until that part. I know that normal fey are terrified of iron..I found myself in some cases in this story being really prescient with my foreshadowing skill and all. Overall, this was a fantastic read.Check out my blog review: http://bookaholic-ness.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-review-iron-king-by-julie-kagawa.html