Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
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.

Publishes in US: Oct 23rd 2012
Source: Harlequin Teen via Netgalley
Series? Yes. 1st in Call of the Forgotten, the 2nd The Forgotten Son publishes in September 2013

Blkosiner's Book Blog review
    I was in love with Ethan from the start. He is broody, and I connected with his voice. I could understand where he was coming from with his attitude and I liked the glimpses of the person he really is through the shell.
    I was also intrigued by Kenzie and her motivations as well as admiring her stubborness and tenacity. I loved the interactions between her and Ethan and they really drive the book for me.
    The addition of Kali, a type of martial art was a breath of fresh air. The relationship between Ethan and Guro is well written and I like having a role model like that in my stories. I like how he didn't press issues, but let Ethan know he was there for him, as well as expecting the best from Ethan.
     Julie Kagawa twines old familiar characters in and I smiled getting to see what they are up to now. It is neat seeing them from new eyes and seeing how the outside sees their relationships and dynamics.
     I wanted to know more but the ending didn't do it for me as far as wrapping up the plot. I liked how the epilogue ended things between Kenzie and Ethan though. I definitely want to know more about their lives and where their stories take them next. 
    Bottom line: Absolute page turner. A familiar and loved world told through the eyes of a new main character that I fell for instantly.

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My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you build a wall around yourself like Ethan to protect others or embrace seeing what others couldn't?


  1. I agree with you I'm really curious to learn more!

  2. I just ADORED Ethan and Kenzie in this book!!

    In relation to your question: look at what the wall did to Ethan? He became angrier and angrier and he felt so lonely just trying to make through his day. I don't think I can live like him. I guess I'd pick Kenzie's way to live life to its fullest :)

  3. I have not read the Iron Fey series, so I suppose I should read that first. I do like broody characters, though!

  4. I loved this book, it definitely was an Iron Fey novel but, it felt new enough that it didn't seem like a continuation of the Iron Fey series. Great review!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  5. I cam definitely understand Ethan's motivations, but it made it hard to love him, in my case. I did like the story though, and was happy to meet up w/old friends like Grim, Ash, and Puck.
    Nice review!

  6. I'm so happy you like it! :) I've read this book a while ago and I cannot wait for the sequel (September 2013!!!) and I so missed Nevernever! Great review!
    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?


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