Friday, March 4, 2011

A Bookish Blogoversary Bash: Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Fey

Welcome to Day 8 of my Blogoversary Bash!

Julie Kagawa is the author of The Iron Fey series:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Julie's Faves:

Here are 3 of my favorite books last year.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh: I loved the dark, eerie atmosphere of Nevermore, and the fact that Edgar Allen Poe was a prominent figure in the book. I loved the creepy monsters from the writer's imagination. But mostly I loved Varen, who was dark, brooding, stoic, and completely swoon-worthy. (There I go with my bad boy obsession again.)

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff: Another creepy, eerie book, this time about changelings and faeries and wicked things that live in the town's slag heap. Love it. Love that the Fey are really never named, but you know that they are Fey. And that they do what faeries do, which is screw up mortal lives.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Yes, I'm late to the party. I just recently read the first book of the Hunger Games series and, like everyone else, was completely fascinated. Though I suspect I'm on the wrong team. Ah well. Go Team Gale.

Haha I love Julie's definition of the fey: "they do what faeries do, which is screw up mortal lives." So true, so true. I loved dark and gritty atmosphere of The Replacement as well. I'm so glad Julie finally jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon -- and major bonus points for being Team Gale!! Now I just have to read Nevermore -- it's definitely been on my TBR for a while now.

Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!

Just a reminder:

Any book mentioned in a Blogoversary author post is eligible for Giveaway #2! All eight lists have now been posted! I'll do a roundup post tomorrow, and the giveaway will stay open until 3/8 at 12 pm EST.

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Maidenveil said...
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Maidenveil said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love Julie's The Iron Fae Series! I have not read Nevermore too but it's in my TBR list for a while now. The Replacement was wicked and the faes there screws up badly. :p


Enbrethiliel said...


I love Julie's understanding of Faeries as well! It certainly makes me more confident about her books. =)

And is anyone else reminded of A Midsummer Night's Dream? The Faeries in that one don't mean to screw up the lives of the humans they run into--unlike, say, the Greek gods do--which is why it ends up a comedy rather than a tragedy. But they're still quite fickle! One never knows with the Fey . . .


Jessy said...

I love Julie's Iron Fey series! I also agree with her book list. These were all great reads.

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debbie said...

All of these books are on my TBR list, I am so far behind.
Happy blogoversary.
I am a gfc follower.



CAsanmiguel said...

nevermore's cover is very eye-catching. i'm kinda interested by it just by looking at the cover. I've heard a lot of good comments bout the replacement, definitely on my TBR list, if i find a copy. Hunger Games is awesome! Team Gale FTW! :))

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Ooh Hunger Games. One of my favourite books! I also have a copy of The Replacement but I haven't got to it yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Annabelle said...

Haven't read the Iron Fey series yet but it is definetly on my TBR list!

Hunger Games is also one of my fave books...I'm all for Peeta! Oh and I also really want to read The Replacement, I heard that it was good!


danya said...

Yay, I've read 2 out of 3 of these! I also loved all the connections to Poe in Nevermore. And, of course, I'm a fan of the Hunger Games (although Team Gale? What? No. Team Peeta all the way). Still have to read The Replacement - I've heard some mixed things about it, but overall positive I think, and I like the way Julie describes it.


Anonymous said...

The Hunger Games is one of my all time favorites. And I really liked The Replacement too. I haven't read Nevermore yet, but it's on my to-read list.


Erinberry said...

I really need to read The Replacement and Nevermore. The Hunger Games is one of my favorites, too.

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Vivien said...

Loved the Iron series. Can't wait for the Iron Knight! I'm in the middle of Nevermore right now. I'm loving it too :)

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Syki said...

I totally LOVE Nevermore. I can not wait for Iron Knight. TEAM ASH <3

BLHmistress said...

I'm late to the party too when it comes to the Hunger Games. But one of my friends has been on my case to read it now for weeks.


winnie said...

Loved The Hunger Games too and I already have The Replacement on my TBR list! As for Nevermore, I will now need to check it out :)


nfmgirl said...

I've been hearing great things about the Iron Fey series, and hope to give it a try. The Replacement sounds sufficiently creepy, too, and is another I hope to get to!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

First the this Fae series is on my shelf for me to read, and I soooo want to get into it. :)

lol. It seems Hunger Games has really made a splash in the world. :) Great read! And the other two I have not read yet.

Thanks for the book ideas!

Orchid said...

Interesting book choices. I've only read the Hunger Games so far out of all of them (loved it, but still haven't gotten around to reading the rest of the series).
The iron Fey series sounds really interesting all have to borrow my sister's copy. ^_^

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Lexie said...

I just purchased the second two books in the Iron Fey series which I normally don't do if I haven't read the first one. However, with this series, I have only heard good things and I can't wait to read them all!

Sasha Switz said...

Hi Julie! Interesting books you've picked. I want to read Nevermore but haven't had the time to check it out from the library yet. I read The Replacement. It was really good, and raelly creepy! I loved Mackie. He was a great character. And The Hunger Games is great beyond words. I've read the entire series and probably will cread it over and over. I'm in love with it. I can't help myself! But I'm sorry to hear you've joined the dark side (Team Gale). I'm Team Boy-with-the-Bread all the way!



Mary Ellen said...
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Mary Ellen said...

I just read Iron King and ordered Iron Daughter. It's so hard to wait for it!
I haven't read Nevermore but it sounds like something I'd really like.
I did read The Replacement. Dang, that was a dark book. I mean the atmosphere of the book was really spooky and dark. It was so good that I couldn't put it down but still. Dang, lol.

Lucia said...
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Lucia said...

OMG I love Julie Kagawa! So glad to hear she loved Nevermore. I won a copy of it, but never got around to reading it. It's moved up my TBR list! :)

krazzyme said...

Julie kagawa's characters have depth and I cant wait to get my hands on the 2nd book in this series(I KNOW, I'm a little behind)

She has awesome tastes in books tooo
(any list with hunger games is awesome to me :P)

Evie said...
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Evie said...

The covers on the Iron Fey Series are so gorgeous and the story seems so captivating. I can't wait to read the first one on the series.
And I was Team Gale too until the last book ^^

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Small Review said...

Aw, I think I'm on the wrong side for Julie's series (Go Puck!!) :P I love the books she chose. I've read The Replacement and her description is so spot on. The other two I have *runs and hides* not read yet. But I fully intend to!

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Precious said...

The Replacement and The Hunger Games are my favorites too! :) I agree with what she said about The Replacement. It's a very good novel!

Erika said...

Ooh! You know, I didn't think I wanted to read The Replacement until I read Julie's comments about it right now. I really want to read Nevermore too.

Erika said...

Oops, I forgot to leave my email for my comment above. I was just so excited! Here it is: erikadlugoAT yahoo(DOT)com

Carla said...

I just got the Iron Queen and can't wait to read it. I've loved the previous two books.
I haven't read the replacement yet. For some reason I'm not too curious!


Anne said...

I have been looking for a copy of Nevermore for absolutely ages! I couldn't find it in the bookstore (maybe I was looking in the wrong place?) and the library search had never heard of it! It sounds so awesome, why oh why can I not find a copy?!

The rest look good as well, just bought myself a copy of Hunger Games, and The Replacement is on the TBR list.

Anne said...

Forgot to leave my email, sorry!

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ferretvamp14 said...

Happy Blogoversary! The Iron Fey series is def on my TBR list as well as The Replacement. I loved the Hunger Games. I'm Team Peeta though.


Aylee said...

How I love The Hunger Games. Though I have to say I never understood what the big deal was with Team Gale. Peeta is just so perfect for Katniss :)

Nevermore has been on my TBR for a long time too. I have yet to read a negative review for it actually.


Jennifer said...

I really liked the Hunger Games. One of my favorite book reads of 2010.

RE: the replacement. I really want to read this.

jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am so far behind on all of these great series. I have heard such wonderful things about them all. I really hope to get to them all soon! The Hunger Games need to come first.

My name is Patricia said...

I absolutely LOVE Nevermore. This novel, for me, is one of a kind. I never thought I could read something as amazing as this book. The only shame is that we have to wait until 2012 to read the sequel.

Anonymous said...

I surprised myself by loving the Iron Fey series and I am looking forward to teh next one. I am ashamed to say I havent finished the Hunger Games trilogy yet. It's on the list though!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Brooke said...

I'll three of those books are sitting on my shelf just waiting for me to read them. Now I'm even more anxious to find the time to pick them up. Thanks for sharing!


TheGirlOnFire said...

I actually won a copy of the Replacement and am waiting on it in the mail. I am excited for it, plus awesome cover.

Stephanie- thegirlonfire
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*Jam* said...

I'm late in The Hunger Games series too but the 1st book was my 2010's favorite read!


donnas said...

I really want to read Nevermore.

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YA Vampire Books said...

Nevermore has been on my wishlist for a while, it sounds really good!

YA Vampire Books said...

Oops I forgot my email :P

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