IRONSIDE by Holly Black
About IRONSIDE (taken from goodreads.com)
In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing — her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can’t see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn’t exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth — that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother’s shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben’s throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Review of IRONSIDE
This was only an average book for me. I like the world the author created, it’s really dark and disturbing. Sometimes it’s a little too dark. The book moves at a decent pace but I find it’s choppy and random sometimes. I was often confused because the writing just wasn’t as good as it should have been.
What was really missing was that I wasn’t completely into this book. I didn’t really care about the characters or what they were doing. The plot wasn’t bad but it wasn’t interesting enough to keep me entertained. I did like how we’re back to the characters of the first book but I hate that she changed them in the second. If you’re gonna change characters keep changing characters. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not a good book. Read it if it interests you but keep your expectations low.
3 out of 5
“You are the only thing I have that is neither duty nor obligation, the only thing I chose for myself. The only thing I want. ”