Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"THE IRON KNIGHT" (REVIEW)

"THE IRON KNIGHT" BY JULIE KAGAWA

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Likely one of the best YA fictions involving the world of the Fae that I have ever read! This book takes elements not only from Shakespeare's wonderful play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" but also elements of fairytales that have been passed down through the ages. The end result is a more modern version of a tale of true love and a young fae princes journey to save the girl he loves. Along the way you meet so many characters that you have known from stories past though they take on a new life and meaning as you delve further into their world than you ever have before.

You not only meet Puck, you get to truly know him, the big bad wolf is not nearly as bad as he seems, trolls do not just live under bridges and witches are much scarier than you could ever imagine! You learn the truth of the power behind these seemingly mythical beings and realize that they would have no life at all were it not for our continuous spinning of the tales in which they live.

This book is wonderful and I would recommend it most definitely to younger and older generations alike! I loved this book, absolutely adored it and I know you will too!

Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud