Review: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa
Title: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pub Date: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Previously: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight
It's no secret that I adored the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I literally pre-ordered The Iron Fey box set while reading The Iron Prince. So yeah, I'm kinda obsessed. But would I love The Lost Prince? I mean how could I ever hope to love a book and a boy as much as I love Ash?
Oh Julie. I will never ever doubt you ever.
We reenter the world of the fey through the broody eyes of Ethan Chase, half-brother to Meghan Chase the Iron Queen. He's spent his years missing Meghan, hating faeries, and trying to shut everyone out to keep them safe from his messed up world. Only when he moves to a new school - AGAIN - there's this adorably plucky girl who doesn't fall for his tough guy act. Kenzie is drawn to Ethan's brooding ways, no matter how much he tries to push her away. Truthfully, he kinda likes it.
As always happens with the fae, things go crazy and Ethan is on the run from some crazy new kind of faerie that he's never seen before. They threaten him and Kenzie and kidnap his reluctant new friend and half-phouka Todd and that sets Ethan on a course that will lead him straight to the heart of the Iron Court and to his sister. Will she remember him? What explanations can she possibly have for abandoning him and his family all those years ago? And most importantly, will Ethan be able to keep Kenzie safe in the Nevernever?
Julie Kagawa took all of the pieces we love most about The Iron Fey series and made it fresh and exciting all over again in The Lost Prince. I loved Ethan's broodiness and I loved Kenzie's perkiness and I loved all of the familiar elements of faerie and trods and the courts and all of the things. While Julie Kagawa created an incredible world the first time, she doesn't rest on her laurels and rehash the same stuff. Oh no. Ethan Chase is is own man and this is his very own story.
Fave quote: "I felt lost, overwhelmed. Like I was a tiny speck of driftwood, bobbing in a huge ocean, waiting for something to swallow me whole." (Location 3332 of 4337 of ARC on Kindle)
Fix er up: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Pairs well with: Your life sized poster of Prince Ash. Wait, y'all don't have one of those too? Hmmm.
[FTC Notice: Despite my fangirling, I was not compensated in any way for this review.]
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