Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn't going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn't human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.
When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she's ravaged on the world that's about to poison her.
Oh, this was a really fantastic book! Loved it a lot! So much happens in this book, a lot of world building, and then things that hurt, and then things that just make you see how small you are in the scope of things!
So yeah, Aoife's been told the truth, and while it means some things that are good (like the fact that there's no Necrovirus) but that means that she's a changeling, that her mom's for the land of Thorn. So yeah, that's something to deal with.
This book, we learned a lot more about this world. We also so a lot more of it, seeing that we ended in the Arctic, with all that happening! And man, that was a really great ending! Though hard to read, because Aoife's got some hard decisions to make very soon!
Loved this book a lot, and I can't wait to read more, 2/3rds done this series!
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Series: Iron Codex #2
Read: April 21st, 2012
Reason Why: I loved The Iron Thorn, and it's a 2012 Dystopian book, and a WoW book, and a Sophomore Challenge book! And a LLFL book!
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: February 14th 2012