Harry Potter1 should probably get some of the credit as one of the most recent series of fantasy books to sell like hot cakes. And then there was the Twilight series2 …though I’m sure you have no idea what I’m talking about. Then there is the Meredith Gentry3 series which really applies the most to this.
This book I read – in one day – called The Iron King follows that fantasy vein and does it successfully, might I add.
There’s been speculation that the next wave of fantasy books will shy away from vamps and take on other parts of the supernatural/fantasy world that usually gets overlooked. Take the Percy Jackson series4 for instant. An entire series about Greek Gods. Did you ever think you’d see kids – and adults – eating up multiple books about Greek Gods?
The Iron King5 is about the fey. Fairies. And not the Tinkerbell type. There are two fey courts: Seelie and Unseelie. Seelie generally are the “good guys” and Unseelie are the “bad guys” but when it comes to the fey…well…there really aren’t any good guys or bad guys. There are just a bunch of pointy eared magical folks looking out for themselves.
Back to the book.
Here’s the synopsis since you’re well aware of the fact I’m not very good at that kind of thing. I mean, I guess I could just tell you exactly what happens and ruin it for you but then, what would be the point of entering this contest so you can win the book so you can read it for yourself? You see my point.
In less than twenty-four hours Meghan Chase will be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset.
But Meghan suspects that it won’t be that way for her.
After all, Meghan 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 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.
It’s good. Promise. If you don’t believe me, you can read the first three chapters for free on the website for the books. Because there are two books. And I can’t wait for the second one.
All you gotta do is leave a comment saying what creature/animal/person/thing/whatever will be the next big hit in YA fiction and general fiction. To make it even more fun, tell me why you think that.
You can garner a second entry by sharing this contest on Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz or wherever you tend to hangout. Just leave me the link to said sharing as proof and you’ll get a second entry. Maximum number of entries per person is two. So share the contest in a million places because you love me and you’re a generous and caring person. Just know you’ll get one entry for all that sharing and one entry for your creature comment.
The prize is to own one copy of The Iron King and this handy-dandy contest will close at 10am on July 9th and the winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. The winner will be announced here and contacted. If said winner doesn’t respond within seven days then I move on down the list.
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Christine won this contest/giveaway thing. Yay Christine! Christine has seven days from now [16th at 10am] to send me her mailing address. If she doesn’t then I’ll remove her name from the list and redraw.