by Julie Kagawa
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.
I have been meaning to pick up this series for ages and ages. I have heard so many good things! And it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this one! The world that Kagawa creates is intricate and delightful and absorbing. I especially loved the twist with the Iron Fey--very cool.
On a more random side note: why is is that I have read like a billion books (okay, hyperbole, I know) that have a girl with a perfectly wonderful best friend, who is obviously into them, and then the girl goes for someone else? I see this ALL THE TIME. And it kind of annoys me. I mean, really? Are girls really that blind? Is the friend-zone that hard to break out of? Maybe I just like the whole situation on The Office with Pam and Jim too much :) Anyhow, seriously, I want a book where the girl actually picks her friend over the hottie, because I actually do think that would make for a better relationship!
Off my little soap-box: this was a fun read and I'm curious as to what happens next. Can't wait to grab the rest of the series! (And it's nice not to have to wait for ages for the next one to come out for once, haha!)