Longs for Ash Meghan actually thinks Why not try #WITH PUCK WHY IS THIS CONVENTION SO FREUENTLY USED #Puck Why is this convention so freuently used YA Are teen emotions really this changeable in the writer s eyes In my experience it s the opposite When a teenager finds someone to pine over crush on lust after they become
absolutely fixated Especially when the object of fixation is set in a Romeo and Juliette us against thefixated Especially when the object of fixation is set in a Romeo and Juliette us against the light Moreover what do Puck and Ash see in her It s a common complaint across the UF genre too often writers create a heroine with multiple suitors only to fail to justify her allure to the reader Other than Meghan s odd powers and her unthinking willingness to tumble headlong into trouble there s nothing that sets her apart The only character whose fascination I can understand is Grim for him it s like a front row seat at a train wreck or the Jerry Springer show Why shouldn t he amuse himselfAs an aside Puck and Ash s relationship is far deserving of discussion than Meghan s relationship with either As one character observes They re either best friends or darkest enemies I can t tell which Neither can we since they re the embodiment of the fine line between love and hate Forget Meghan these two boys are perfect fodder for some slashy fanfic making mental note to check the interwebs later Back to Grimalkin These characters would be dead many times over without his help He repeatedly pops in at the eleventh hour to save them picking up the slack in their poorly conceived plans Grim s disdain riddled comment that Ash Meghan and Puck are the hope of the NeverNever is all too valid With these illogical inept children next in line to take up the mantle Faery seems doomed regardlessGrim s timely interventions raise another problem convenient plot points abound Kagawa also freuently halts the action so she can insert some new twist leading to scenes that feel forced and unnatural in context a day trip to a spa comes to mind frankly every scene with the new character Lea seems out of place view spoilerI can t get over the fact that Meghan s Winter Formal just happens to take place while they #Re In The Real #in the real allowing Ms Social Outcast to attend with not one but two attractive boys Ah a Cinderella moment Not clich at all hide spoiler The second book in The Iron Fey series The Iron Daughter definitely had my attention from start to finish I m a sucker for angst and emotional pain in my romances This book was jam packed with both However it also had a healthy dose of action for the adventure junkies out there The Iron Daughter begins with Meghan in captivity at the Winter Court Ash has transformed into someone unrecognizable denying any feelings for Meghan and turning his back on her As his antics become crueler Meghan is forced to come to terms with the possibility that she never really new Ash at allAppearances aren t always as they seem though This is a lesson that Meghan learns time and time again as she attempts to navigate the politics and manipulative games of the Winter Court The sadistic tendencies of the court members may be the only th. N Mab anbahnt spitzt sich Meghans Lage zu Als Gefangene des Winterreichs in all seinem eiskalten trügerischen Glanz sieht sie das Unheil in seinem ganzen Ausmaß heraufziehen ann aber nichts unternehmen Ihre magischen Fähigkeiten scheinen mit jedem Tag zu schwinden und niemand glaubt ihr dass die.
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Obtuse Heroines Steer Right Clearheroines steer right clear itWhen I first read The Iron King I enjoyed it I found Ash intriguing Puck endearing Grim deliciously mysterious and the iron fey s origins refreshing I applauded Kagawa for conceptualizing a breed of fey borne of our obsession with technology I noticed obvious similarities between The Iron King and the movie Labyrinth but they didn t prevent me from appreciating the story as a whole Time passed and friends read the book In their reviews I found references to other works plot points they d come across before in movies books and manga and I decided to lower my rating Nevertheless I still clung to the idea that these concerns fell into the FBS zone Surely the second book would heighten my opinion of the series and distinguish it from other YAIt surely did notThough I still enjoy the concept of the iron fey and the destruction their technology brings to a magic dependant realm The Iron Daughter was such a frustrating read that I may abandon the series My exasperation can be summed up in one word MeghanApparently our heroine is a fickle emotionally charged idiot Time and again her angsty cries defy all logic and she comes off as completely self absorbed Some examples Gladly Slight spoilers for the trajectory of the romance Ash explains he cannot show indness towards her at Mab s court because any weakness will be preyed upon Yet when he publicly behaves in a boorish manner she decides that he played her anguishes over his rejection and begs him to snatch her up in an embrace in front of all of Winter Waaah I thought I was special she cries Guess that warning went in one ear and out the other He shouldn t have wasted his breath Ash makes an attempt to rescue her from Mab s cruelty Meghan chooses this tense time sensitive occasion to have a hissy fit in a hall putting them at risk of getting caught This is made all the worse by her admission that she s being an idiot preventing me from ever having any sympathy for her again Meghan learns of numerous precautions Ash put into place at great risk to himself to ensure her well being yet she still considers the possibility that he used glamour to manipulate her affections And the most confounding moment Her love for whom her soul was crying earlier on sits in a corner dying Instead of heeding Puck s repeated statement that the boy needs a healer Meghan takes the time to browse her CD collection and interrogate a bogey Zero sense of urgency But when they reach the healer she
*bullies the woman *the woman helping because her darling man doesn t have much time left Where was this fearsome concern over the passage of time this heart twisting worry when she was uizzing the bogey under the bedAdd to this the all too common love triangle Not two minutes after going into a lengthy tirade about how she. Der zweite Band der Feen Saga Willkommen im eisigen Reich der WinterköniginSo richtig hat Meghan noch nie irgendwo dazugehört Halb Mensch halb Feenprinzessin steht sie immer zwischen den Welten Während sich im Feenland Nimmernie ein Krieg zwischen Oberons Sommerhof und dem Reich der Winterkönigi. Ing that Ash was fully honest aboutAs you can "probably guess already ueen Mab played a much significant role in this book Prince Ash s brothers were also "guess already ueen Mab played a much significant role in this book Prince Ash s brothers were also making the story multidimensional Each has their own motives for their actions and their own agenda The same is true for multiple characters in the Winter Court that also enter the picture during this bookEventually all hell breaks loose Meghan and Ash are thrust back together by circumstance Ash is faced with the same feelings of
betrayal that Meghan had been forced to cope with when the tablesthat Meghan had been forced to cope with when the tables turned on him There s nothing uite like the harsh sting of betrayal to put things in perspective While there was plenty of angst and adventure to Unfinished Puzzle keep me engaged I d be lying if I said that there wasn t something that drove me crazy with this series This series featured one of my biggest pet peeves in a story beginning in the first book and only becoming pronounced in subseuent books the perfect dead ex girlfriend Every time I heard Ariella s name I wanted to scream Marsha Marsha Marsha Seriously Who can compete with the beautiful ex girlfriend that is canonized upon death Nobody that s who In spite of the infuriating fixation with the dead ex I still found this book to be a fantastic read overall Aimed toward a younger audience than most of my book choices I was able to listen to this story with myids Other than a few mild naughty words no f bombs or anything there was no content that was concerning or too controversial for them to hear In fact it was ind of provided some insight into my fifth grade
Daughter S Blossoming Interest In Boys Is blossoming interest in boys I just say that I wasn t the only one in the car that was sick of the repeated mentions of the perfect AriellaAs expected the book doesn t offer a lot of resolution One adventure comes to a close and readers are primed for another one to begin Luckily I didn t start this series until all of the books had been released so I was able to jump into the next one immediately Otherwise the wait might have illed me I listened to this book in the Audible format and I have to say that the narration was superb I really enjoyed the voices for each character and the emotional responses of the characters was almost tangible If you re an audiobook listener I d definitely give this audiobook a shot Mild spoilers aheadSince a picture s worth a thousand words and all that allow me to sum up everything that happens in The Iron DaughterGirl meets BoyGirl becomes obsessed with Boy Boy treats Girl like crap and tells her to leave him alone after insulting her in front of everyoneGirl does not react like this as any self respecting female would haveOr even this which would have sufficedGirl decides to weep insteadFriend falls for GirlGirl pines after Boy anywayBoy tells Girl they can t be together Girl runs to Friend for comfort Boy gets jealousIn the middle of an apocalyptic crisis Boy declares his undying love for Girl despite all evidence to the contrary Boy and Girl live happily ever after I elope with Friend The end For reviews visit my blog. Gefährlichen Eisernen Feen Geschöpfe von unglaublicher Macht längst darauf lauern Nimmernie zu unterjochen Denn The Mystery of Risk keiner hat die dunklen Feen die selbst Mabs Grausamkeit in den Schatten stellen je gesehen Nur Meghan – und Ash der Winterprinz dem Meghan ihr Herz schenkte und der sie verlassen hat.