Friday, 21 December 2012

My review of The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa 
Release Date: October 23, 2012
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The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.


When I heard that Julie Kagawa had written a spin-off series to the Iron Fey series, all that went through my mind was: I MUST READ THIS BOOK AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. And then when I saw the US cover, I thought, "OoooooOOoo, who's this hottie?" and when I read the blurb and saw it was about Ethan, (The LITTLE, cute Ethan...who is now a hot teenager), I felt shocked and extremely excited.
The Lost Prince was everything I could have hoped for! Action, romance, mysteries and evil fey will each make their appearance in the book and the overall plot will blow. Your. Mind. Julie Kagawa has once again dragged readers into her captivating world of fey and refused to let us leave.

This book is told from Meghan's younger brother Ethan. He isn't the most likable of people. He distances himself from others to keep them out of his dangerous life. Ethan can see the Fey and he will do anything to protect himself and his family, no matter how hard he has to push people away. But when he gets dragged into a whole load of Fey mess, with a girl he never expected to fall for, Ethan knows it's time to finally face up to the world his sister was so determined to protect him from.

I really enjoyed reading for Ethan's point of view. He is rude and he is unapproachable, and at first I found it hard to connect with him and struggled to see the remains of the sweet, vulnerable boy that Meghan left behind in the Iron Fey series. However, as the book progresses we see how Ethan's history with the Fey has shaped him into the man he is now.

When Ethan meets Kenzie everything gets a lot more interesting. No matter how hard he tries to push her away, she just keeps coming back! Kenzie is bubbly, full of life and one of the most optimistic characters I have ever encountered in fiction. She is a very likable character and one that you won't forget easily. 

I am delighted to say that characters from the Iron Fey series do make an appearance, but also a whole load of new ones that I am positive that readers will fall in love with. The Lost Prince is full of fey action, mysteries and blossoming romance. I can not wait to read the sequel, The Traitor Son, which I am anxiously waiting to order.

The Lost Prince was a pleasure to read and I would highly recommend this book to everyone who's read the Iron Fey series. You don't have to read the Iron Fey series for this book to make sense but it would give you a better idea of the characters and their history. Read this book as soon as possible!
Rating

- A review copy was provided by the publisher. Thank you Mira Ink/Harlequin Teen!

US Cover:
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)

20 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I'm so excited to read this and your great review has me even more excited! Not too much longer...

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  2. I am glad you enjoyed it. You actually make me want to read this a little. (I very much disliked the Iron Series and yet I read quite a few of them.) I am such a fan of romance and guys who push everyone away becuase they want to protect who they love.

    Haley@www.passingthepages.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi! Love your review and the face makes me laugh! I want to read this book too! I loved the entire Fey series! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. SWEET! I have a Netgalley copy of The Lost Prince sitting on my computer, but I can't read it because I've never read the Iron Fey series. I don't even know why, even after multiple recommendations. I suppose it's just one of those series that always seems to slip through the TBR cracks.

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  5. I loved the Iron Fey series, so I was super excited to hear that there was a spinoff. I'm getting ready to read it now, and I'm so excited for it!

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  6. I love the Iron Fey series! I'm so excited to read more about that world and I hope we'll get to see Meghan and Ash a lot :) And Grimalkin! I'm curious to read about Ethan, especially now that you mentioned that he's rude.

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  7. Looks good! I have heard amazing things about Julie Kagawa's books. I have a feeling I should read the Iron Fey series first though...

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  8. Amazing review. I'm not a fan of books about faeries, but your review made me wanna read this books. So thanks for your awesome review.

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  9. Great review! I didn't realize Ethan was the guy. Very interesting

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  10. Great review! I still haven't read any of the Iron Fey series yet, but I really need to!

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  11. You are freaking lucky. I'd love to read this now. GRR!!

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  12. This sounds so so awesome! Julie is brilliant with her world:)

    Awesome review:)

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  13. Thanks for the review! I can't wait to read Ethan's story!

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  14. Thank you for an honest, insightful and facinating review! I so want to read this increadible book with a striking, beautiful cover that looks amazing.

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  15. I am so very happy that she kept up her awesomeness with this spin off! I am very excited to read this book. I loved the previous series! And little Ethan, all grown up?! How could this not be awesome!

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  16. I haven't started the series yet and reviews like this makes me wish to have all the books already! Hopefully I can have copies soon! Thanks for the review! Love the .gif by the way!

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  17. I am really anxious to start this series after hearing so many great things about it! Thanks for your thoughts and making me want to start it more!

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  18. I have never heard of this series. It sounds really good!!

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D