Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
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Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Pages: 379
Format: Electronic
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

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

Hot damn, she does it to me again! Julie Kagawa is an absolute genius and I would have been a fool to pass up reading the spin-off to her amazing Iron Fey series. This novel not only lived up to my expectations but even went the extra mile!

First of all, I am beyond ecstatic that the original trio is back. Obviously the novel wasn't about them, BUT I like that Kagawa brought them all back, even for some small scenes.

Now, to the story. Ethan is all grown up and completely alone. Since the day that Meghan first left, his life has forever been changed by the fey, who he tries to avoid at all costs, but who come after him anyways. Whether its because he's the younger brother of the Iron Queen or because he has the Sight, they refuse to leave him alone, which causes a lot of trouble for him.

And when a friend get's taken by a new type of fey - one that no one has ever seen before - Ethan realizes he will have to get involved no matter how hard he tries to keep them away. This time he's not alone, not with Kenzie by his side.

Emotions are high in this novel as Ethan comes face-to-face with his sister and the man he blames for taking her away from him. And the family drama deepens when he meets his nephew. Sadly for Ethan, family drama is the least of his problems. Not only are these Forgotten making it clear they intend to stay, but somehow Ethan has officially entangled himself in the mess.

For all Iron Fey fans out there this book will be everything that was expected. Kagawa has made her plot line incredibly interesting by adding family, politics, mystery, adventure, and love into her world where one will never have it figured out.

I also think that it would be a great idea if The Iron Prophecy were read before this, so readers can have a better understanding of the complicated relationship that will arise between Ethan and Keirran. And I say "will" with full confidence, because in just this novel alone one can see a rift between the two already.

Absolutely, 110% loved this novel! And can I just say, PUCK IS AMAZING! I am so glad that nothing about him has changed. I'm sorry, but this novel could not have been the same if Puck had not been here.

Adventure, love, betrayal, and a lot of unexpected twists this is a book that once you pick it up you will not be able to put it down! Ethan not only has grown so much since the first series and this one, but there is so much more growing going on in this book that reader's will hopefully see in the coming books! Even though I have read this, I just put a preorder for this book, because I absolutely, positively need it!

Kagawa is a mastermind!!

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