THE IRON DAUGHTER
This romp is a delightful fae follow- up to The Iron King. Newcomers will quickly pick up the pace of this paranormal page-turner. Though the action lags in the middle, the beginning and end make up for the strange detour.
Sixteen-year-old Megan Chase is the half-fairy daughter of King Oberon, ruler of the summer fairies. She is currently a “guest” (or prisoner, depending on who you talk to) at the court of the winter fairies. To make matters more complicated, Megan’s maybe-boyfriend is a Winter Prince fairy who won’t acknowledge her. But all that changes when the Iron fairies steal the seasons-scepter and frame Megan. The theft pits the summer and winter fairies against each other. Now it is up to Megan to retrieve the scepter and stop the war. (HARLEQUIN TEEN, Aug., 368 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9780373210138, PB, 12 & Up)
Whitney Kate Sullivan