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Julie Kagawa

Forfatter af The Iron King

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Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California on October 12, 1982. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in bookstores and as a dog trainer. Her books include The Iron Fey series, The Iron Legends, The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series, and The Talon Saga. (Bowker Author Biography)

Omfatter også følgende navne: Julia Kagawa, Julie Kagawa (Author)

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Værker af Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (2010) 4,157 eksemplarer
The Iron Daughter (2010) 2,224 eksemplarer
The Iron Queen (2011) 1,959 eksemplarer
The Immortal Rules (2012) 1,611 eksemplarer
The Iron Knight (2011) 1,535 eksemplarer
Talon (2014) 984 eksemplarer
Shadow of the Fox (2018) 916 eksemplarer
The Lost Prince (2012) 833 eksemplarer
The Eternity Cure (2013) 795 eksemplarer
The Iron Traitor (2013) 592 eksemplarer
Winter's Passage (2010) 574 eksemplarer
Summer's Crossing (2011) 467 eksemplarer
The Forever Song (2014) 448 eksemplarer
Rogue (2015) 431 eksemplarer
The Iron Warrior (2015) 342 eksemplarer
Soul of the Sword (2019) 289 eksemplarer
Soldier (2016) 285 eksemplarer
The Iron Raven (2021) 241 eksemplarer
Legion (2017) 234 eksemplarer
Iron's Prophecy (2012) 219 eksemplarer
Night of the Dragon (2020) 208 eksemplarer
Inferno (2018) 164 eksemplarer
'Til The World Ends (2013) 108 eksemplarer
The Iron Sword (2022) 91 eksemplarer
An Iron Fey Valentine (2012) 85 eksemplarer
Ash's Letter to Meghan 67 eksemplarer
The First Kiss (2013) 50 eksemplarer
The Iron Vow (2023) 38 eksemplarer
Dawn of Eden (2013) 26 eksemplarer
Shadow's Legacy (2021) 20 eksemplarer
Untitled (Untitled, #1) 17 eksemplarer
Pupil (2015) 17 eksemplarer
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King #1 (2013) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King #0 (2013) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
The Iron Vow (2023) 6 eksemplarer
Zeke's Letter to Allie 4 eksemplarer
The Iron Sword (2022) 4 eksemplarer
Vampires, Banshees and Angels (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King #4 (2014) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King #2 (2013) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Het ijzerzwaard (2022) 2 eksemplarer
De ijzerbelofte (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Julie Kagawa: The Iron King #3 (2014) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Soldier I segreti di Talon (2016) 1 eksemplar
Cień Kitsune (2023) 1 eksemplar
Summers Crossing 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (2018) — Bidragyder — 515 eksemplarer
Grim (2014) — Bidragyder — 236 eksemplarer
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Two Tales Dark and Grim: The Key / The Brothers Piggett (2014) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer

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I had a huge problem with the romance in this book. It went the (unfortunate) Twilight route with the 'dying unless I'm with him' route, plus added the 'my best guy friend is also in love with me but..." avenue as well. BLECH!
I wouldn't have minded so much, but also wouldn't have even started the series, if the first book had even hinted at this. And I'm really sorry, Julie Kagawa is a good writer and this world that she's created really could do and deserves better.
I'll sample the next book, but for now, this series is off my automatic buy list.… (mere)
 
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jazzbird61 | 183 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
Before I start my mini-rant, let me say that OVERALL I liked the book. The story move along, and by the end, everything was wrapped up neatly. I really only had a few issues and I'm willing to concede one.

Meghan- At one point, I made a note that this girl must be a complete idiot-because she has to be pointed directly at what to do on every issue AND it has to be explained to her. For goodness sake, can she not use her brain? I clearly remember being 17, and although I may have made some bone-headed decisions, I did actually think them out. (My second note was to go back and see if she was a complete dumdum in school because I couldn't remember). This was my biggest issue, and I don't think it can be excused just because this is a YA.

Ending-there were a few things at the end of the book which weren't explained fully and the ending as a whole felt a bit rushed. I won't go into them in detail to avoid spoiler. Not sure if it was because the book was meant to be a certain length or whether it was the editing. Either way, I hope the get clarified in the next book. One good thing, it wasn't a cliffhanger ending--thank goodness, I am really sick of that trend in fantasy.

Romance-(SPOILER WARNING) Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I don't think a 17 year-old should be having sex in a YA book? I might be missing something here, but isn't that a no-no? If it's not these days, then I'll concede this one, but it certainly surprised me.

All in all, it was a solid addition to the series, and I'm looking forward to the next one which I understand will be released later this year.

… (mere)
 
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jazzbird61 | 152 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
Thank god I'm finished. I couldn't get into it and if it hadn't been an audiobook, it probably would have been a DNF for me. It was too much YA for my tastes
 
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jazzbird61 | 174 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
Thirteen-year-old orphan Shinji is traveling around the world on a boat with his aunt, picking up antiques and other curiosities for his aunt to later sell in her shop. But one statue that Shinji finds in a dusty shop immediately garners the attention of two nefarious-looking men who kidnap Shinji and bring him to an undisclosed location. He learns the statue is an idol from a magical place that has now cursed him. He barely manages to escape his captors and must team up with the secretive Society of Explorers and Adventurers to stay one step ahead of an evil corporation who wants the idol to satiate their greedy need for power, shake the curse of the idol, and return the statue to its rightful place – an ancient Aztec temple that no one knows exactly where it’s located.

This book is for those who like adventure stories; I could definitely see readers of Rick Riordan enjoying this book that also blends contemporary settings with ancient mythology. One thing I didn’t realize right away was that the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (SEA) is not something of the author’s imagination – it’s apparently an invention of Disney theme parks with an entire backstory tied into several of their attractions. The author does run with it and creates a more modern version of SEA, one that actually confronts issues of colonialism and vows to protect the environment and local rights to artifacts in their adventuring. I find it funny that a big villain of the story is a giant worldwide corporation interested in making more and more power for itself regardless of who gets hurt; I don’t know if this is the author being subversive or clueless. However, there is also a larger villain in the story who shows up in an eerie way for the prologue and disappears until towards the conclusion, by which time the readers may have forgotten about this menacing figure.

I liked Shinji as a character; his snark is not only very typical of a teenager but it makes for funny quips. His new friend Lucy is also interesting in her own way, although it was extremely easy to guess her supposedly mysterious background (at least for me as an adult). The SEA characters aren’t that super fleshed out at this point; Oliver Ocean has the most personality and I did find him compelling enough if a little cliched. As this book is the first in a series, it’s possible the other SEA members will get more character development in future installments. There is definitely diversity among the characters, both with ethnicity and physical (dis)abilities.

All in all, this is a relatively fun, relatively quick read. That being said, I also didn’t feel like it was ‘write home about’ worthy. There’s a twist at the end that some readers (especially young ones) might find quite unexpected but I predicted enough of it to not really find it that surprising.
… (mere)
½
 
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sweetiegherkin | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |

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