The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
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The last thing Meghan remembers of her father is a memory of him smiling, laughing, standing by a pond in the park sending her off to get an ice cream. The next moment he was gone with only his shoes left to mark that he had ever existed at all. That was ten years ago. Since then she and her mother had moved, her mother had remarried and she now had a half brother who, despite being only four, was really quite a good kid.
When on the eve of her sixteenth birthday her brother starts acting strangely and she begins to see things that cannot possibly be, Meghan is faced with an impossible truth; faeries are real. And more startling then that, she herself is half fey. When her best friend is more then what he seems, when her brother is nothing like he was, when her whole family is placed in danger, Meghan is faced with a choice that will forever change the way she sees the world.
The Iron King blends together the familiar themes associated with faeries found in mythology and folk beliefs but twists them into a modern fairy tale that is new and sharp. This is a world where time has no meaning, love will leave you frozen and friends will get you drunk on fruit and break your heart. With vivid detail a richly imaginative journey is taken that will bring danger with every turn, obligation with every word and understanding with every new encounter. A captivating read, I promise.
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Price (AU): $19.99
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: Princess
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five