Tuesday, October 4

The Iron Knight: Book Review

by Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: October 25th

Moments Divine: "And you came out just to say hi? That's awfully considerate of you." Puck regained his grin and turned to me.  "Don't you feel special, ice-boy?  We didn't even have to go to the End of the World.  Be polite to the nice hooded man, and maybe you'll get a soul."
"Geez, you guys. I know I'm popular and all, but seriously, you're a bit too co-dependent for me. I'm going to need you to step away from my personal bubble." A wispy vine-woman curled ivy tendrils around his arm, and he sliced through them with his dagger. "No! Bad wraith! No touchie!"
My favorite part of this book was the two questions it poses to Ash.  I feel these are questions that we at some point in life must ask ourselves or wonder about.  The first question is, "what if?"  I have often let my mind wander back and ask what if some small thing had been different and I had gotten a second chance at romance with my last boyfriend.  He was the one who broke it off and then when it was too late came back for another try.  So I have wondered what the future would have turned out like.  Ash had to decide if his love from the past or present was the one he wanted most.  It would shake anyone to have to face that decision.  I really liked his path toward answering this question for himself.  The second question involves mortality.  Is it really all worth it?  Mortality is a heavy burden to bear.  When times seem bleak it is so easy to think it isn't worth it.  We suffer pains and joys side by side.  Looking back would you still do it all again?  Once again, I loved how Ash discovers for himself what he feels about this.  It was also nice to find out more about Ash.  Since he has always been such a quite guy being able to hear his thoughts really gave him more dimension.
Puck was as always a good side relief if things got too heavy.  The extras at the end of the book were delightful.  Don't miss out and make sure you read the author interview and the guide.  These are things you really must know.  
So in closing, Julie Kagawa has once again created a mystical masterpiece.  To see it all this time through Ash's point of view was a delight.  Whatever you do don't miss out on this book and more especially this series.