I really liked this book. I read it and couldn't wait for the next one. That said, it falls dangerously close to becoming cliched at the end, especially in the second novel The Iron Daughter. However, the first two-thirds of The Iron King were amazing. I loved the world that Kagawa created. It really has that fairy tale feel to it. There are amazing creatures like Red-Caps, etc, that make the world of fairy seem actually other and also scarily thrilling--which i find sadly lacking in many fae novels. A Must-Read!!