waiting on wednesday (06): the iron knight

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publishing date: 10/25/2011

blurb from yours truly:
After saving Faerie from the false Iron King and stepping in to become the Iron Queen, Meghan is separated from her family, friends, and Ash to rebuild her corner of the world. Not willing to accept this finality Ash and Puck go on a journey to, presumably, find a way to visit Meghan without finding themselves poisoned as a result.

This book will be told from Ash's POV.

Okay, so, permit me to freak out for a little bit because I absolutely love this series. I have been counting down the days for this cover reveal and the fact that it landed on a WoW day seems far too fortuitous. Might I also add that the interim novella, Summer's Crossing is out (free!) for your reading pleasure, as well? I haven't read it yet and is something I'll be devouring not long after this post.

Let me continue to freak out and say that the guy on the cover looks very close to how I imagined Ash. My Ash had sterner features, slightly more pronounced cheekbones and darker hair. What I anticipated their Ash to look like was a tall guy with long hair and I'm slightly relieved that that's not the case. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel like the ponytailed bad boys are prevalent enough.)

That cover? Perfection. Since the story is narrated by Ash this time around the deep blues and frosty whites are just spot-on. The font and text placement is not jumbled but sits prominently enough without being too in your face. Can you tell I love this series? Okay, I'm excited. Annnnnd I pre-ordered the book the other day via the Book Depository for $7.49 plus an additional 10% off through their sale that has been extended until Sunday.

So, yes, you could say this a book I'm definitely waiting on!

6 comments on "waiting on wednesday (06): the iron knight"

Hannah wrote: Wed Jun 01, 07:03:00 PM

*sigh* I really need to read this series, don't I? LOL All the covers for it are drool-worthy.

Natalie wrote: Wed Jun 01, 07:04:00 PM

So so so excited about this book! I still have to read the third one, but this series is so good that I am already excited about The Iron Knight! I imagined my Ash kind of similar to this cover as well, but with his hair just a little bit longer. Nice WOW choice :)

Kellie wrote: Wed Jun 01, 09:55:00 PM

We just got a huge stock of the earlier books in this series at work so I'm assuming they're worth a read. I will definitely have to check it out!
I love all the covers!

Christy @ TheReaderBee wrote: Wed Jun 01, 11:17:00 PM

I soooooo can't wait to read this book! I love the series, and am having Ash withdrawls. lol! Great pick this week!

Jenny wrote: Wed Jun 01, 11:21:00 PM

I don't think I've heard one bad thing about this series. Sheesh! I need to get to it. I even own the first two. So many books etc. etc.

kaye (paper reader) wrote: Thu Jun 02, 08:44:00 PM

@Hannah: It's not a series I thought I would like before I started it but I ended up loving it right from the first book and immediately went out to buy the others. They're great fun and the characters are fabulous. Not to mention those covers - Ash, boy! :)

@Natalie: And then you get to read SUMMER'S CROSSING, too, which I read yesterday and loved. It was so neat seeing things from Puck's POV. Ahh, now I'm excited again just talking about it! :)

@Kellie: Oh, boy. It's good that you have easy access to them all because they are addicting and after you finish one it's good to have the second on hand! Kagawa is a great storyteller.

@Christy: Agreed all around! I love these character. I hope we find Grimalkin! :)

@Jenny: They're fabulous. I'm such a fan of this series and it's something I didn't think I'd like. It's good that you have two because they are addicting!

@Cory: I thought I had been following you already, but I think you were bookmarked. That's fixed! And you want to start with THE IRON KING and then make your way down. They're well-developed, with two free e-novellas available, as well.

And I love your blog, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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