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Rating- 5/5 Stars!
Rating- 5/5 Stars!
The beautiful song of Stand by Me by Ben E. King not only reminds me of my amazing friends who stand by me. It also causes me to fondly remember the entirety of this incredible story where Ash and Puck stand by Meghan the whole time she works to save the fairy world. The way this book reminds me of one of my favorite songs amplifies the power of this story.
This is a truly awesome finale of intense suspense that forces Meghan, Ash and Puck to travel on an amazing adventure to save the Seelie and Unseelie Kingdoms from the False Iron King. From battling iron fey to sword-fighting Rowan to gathering up rebel iron fey every step of Meghan, Ash and Puck's journey is magnificent.
I completely love Kagawa’s choice on who turned out to be the false king turned. When I first thought of the chosen villain I think of a defenseless man who could not be devious. But the false king was devious and he put up one huge fight with Meghan. I was amazed at that prolonged and eventful final battle. The length and excitement of the battle caused me to adore the book even more.
Meghan will now always remain on my top ten courageous character’s list. As will Ash. I loved the scene where Meghan asked Ash if he would teach her to fight. I laugh every time I read it. I love how Meghan babbles before Ash agrees with a smirk. I love how he had no qualms about girls fighting even though he wishes Meghan did not have to fight.
Moreover, I love the entirely this adventure story because of its bonds of friendship. Like the Kings lyrics of dark times having light if you have friends too help, I feel love for Ash and Puck as they help Meghan on her adventure and never give up. Even when Meghan is mad at Puck she still misses him and her capability to forgive him illustrates how strong their friendship is.
This book had one of my favorite epilogues. It set the basis for the Iron Knight but also incldued Meghan comforting her human family and saying goodbye. It is a powerful ending where everything is not perfect but there is hope in the future. This is an unforgettable book that I feel everyone should read because of Kagawa well-though out planning, glorious descriptive writing, the amazing friendships and the real romance between Meghan and Ash.
Thanks for reading,