I really couldn’t get into this book, which surprised me since it got good reviews.
To begin, I found Meghan’s sob story very childish and immature. Other than normal petty high school stuff, she had no real life problems that make me sympathize or care for her. Her griping was annoying after a while.
The first whole part of the book, for me, served no purpose. Here, Puck and Meghan are exploring Nevernever, and to me it was a hot mess. There were way to many magical creatures involved in these scenes that it made it hard to keep up with. It could’ve been skipped entirely and the story wouldn’t have been impacted. Not until the second part did the story start to get kind of interesting.
I really enjoyed the character of Puck. He was light hearted and funny, which provided relief from the rest of the plot. He had a few one-liners that were pretty witty.
Ash, on the other hand, I could never warm up to. He’s cold, insulting, and looks down his nose at everyone. I still don’t understand why these YA authors make these teenage girls fall head over heels with boys that treat them like crap. It’s okay that he has no respect for you, because he’s charming and good looking.
Overall, I didn’t find anything special about the Iron King.