I love May a few reasons. Firstly it not only my birthday this month, but my sister and my grandma’s too! So even though we are in isolation we are still getting older…. which is…. fine…. And this month is the 10th Anniversary of one of my all time favourite books and series, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.
This book takes me back when I first started to dabble in reading. It was one of the first books (excluding Harry Potter) that I read over a weekend and finished the series over a week (book four wasn’t out at the time) . I loved the characters, the world and the writing style. So between The Iron Fey, Wicked Lovely, Twilight (not ashamed to admit it) and Harry Potter – I was hooked on reading. And fey for that matter. Julie was writing about them before they were the “In” thing.
So to celebrate our birthdays I decided to host my first ever read along! I hope new readers will fall in love with this series like I have and other fans take the opportunity to revisit the world since we have a Puck book coming our way. Since 10 years is a pretty big milestone the team over at Harlequin have given The Iron Fey Series a whole new look. So not only do we get to celebrate 10 years and reread the series, one lucky Aussie reader will win a copy of the book with the fresh new cover – A huge thank you to the team at Harlequin Australia for donating the prize.
Last year I had the chance to meet Julie and she’s a really down to earth, funny and kind person. I didn’t expect her to be as cool as she was considering other authors I have met in the past who were a bit more reserved. She had time for everyone and stayed back late to answer all our questions and to take a few pics. Plus she signed my whole collection of her books so she’s the real MVP.
Back to the read along – if you want to join in on the fun the reading schedule is below:
May 3rd to May 9th – Chapters 1-6 – Discussion via Instagram Group Chat May 10th
May 10th to May 16th – Chapters 7-13 – Discussion via Group Chat May 17th
May 17th to May 23rd – Chapters 14-30 – Discussion via Group Chat May 24th
May 24th to May 30th – Chapters 21-25 – Discussion via Group Chat May 31st
Send me a message on Instagram if you would like to be added. I will be sharing your pics on my stories so be sure to tag me or use #enchantedbookshelf on your posts so I can find them.
Some of the things we will be discussing are the characters, plot, world building, dream cast, predictions (if you haven’t read the series already), writing style, what you loved and what you didn’t, favourite scene, favourite quotes and pretty much anything you want to discuss. You can read ahead but please be mindful of spoilers when discussing the book.
Each week I will be doing a blog post about my thoughts so far and little bits and pieces. I’ll also be adding your pics with Insta links so if you prefer not to have them shared here, please let me know.
I think that covers pretty much everything so happy reading. I hope you enjoy the start of this journey and good luck with stopping at the end of chapter 6 😉 I was so tempted to keep reading and it took me a lot of will power to stop.
Have a great night,