Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa


The Lost Prince

by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Release date: 23rd October, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 379 (eARC thanks to NetGalley in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

The Lost Prince doesn't start right were we left the Iron Fey. It takes place a few years later, when Ethan is already 16 and has had a very difficult and traumatizing life thanks to the fey. To put it soft: He would do anything for them to stop seeing him.
Because that's the problem: once you have the sight you are able to see past the veil and they can see you too.

Thanks to the antics, naughtiness and tricks of the lovely (note sarcasm here) fey everybody thinks that Ethan is one of those boys you have to keep cast aside from all the other students to prevent them from being contaminated.
And in his new school things don't look any brighter. Except maybe for that reporter girl, Kenzie, who keeps following him around for an interview. Even after he practically snarls at her in every sentence.

But something is off and Ethan realizes that one of his new classmates is half-fey and the idiot is actually making deals with faeries! Not knowing what to do Ethan chooses to let himself go in his Kali practices and stay away from trouble as much as possible. But he will soon remember that sometimes destiny is going to catch up with you no matter what.

Personal opinion:
For those of you that know me and have been following me for quite a while you already know how much I loved the Iron Fey series. In fact, I jumped up and down when I saw this beauty in NetGalley and HAD to request it right away.
I'm so glad I did.

The characters were superb, all of them, new and old ones, contributed to the creation of a spin-off that rocked my world from the very foundation. It was amazing to see the story through Ethan's POV -even if sometimes I wanted to smack him hard- and get a chance to see old friends like Ash (oh how I missed you!) or Puck (amazing as always!) among others.
And let's not forget the new characters like Kenzie and Kierran. Can't say too much about them without giving spoilers away but trust me, you will LOVE them.

The Courts will entice you all over again and you will find yourself spinning with their dances, their tricks and all the secrets that are shared in little and quick glances.
And this time the danger seems very real, very frightening and honestly, I have no idea of what's going to happen next.

As for Julie's writing style I can only say that once again she has proved what an amazing imagination she possess and how mind-blowing her stories can be.

Alaiel's Rating:
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