Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release date: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten # 1
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Add to your library: 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.  (via Goodreads)

I bought my copy of The Lost Prince last year. It's been in my room since then yet I don't know why I haven't picked it up! I saw The Iron Traitor on NetGalley, requested it then got approved. So yes, I need some pushing to read this book. I'm so glad I did! I missed Julie Kagawa's magnificent writing. And of course, I missed the Nevernever!

As always, it was so easy to get lost in Kagawa's writing. I was never bored. I was reading faster than usual. I badly wanted to know what's happening to the half-breeds. Since this is the first in the installment, I didn't expect too much secrets to be revealed. Just like with The Iron King, the story was just building up to the main problem of the series. Characters were introduced. The gist of the problem was given. Adventures were present, of course. 

It wasn't hard to like Ethan. He really was like Meghan in many ways. Stubborn. Brave. Strong. And. Charming. I cannot even imagine how he was able to live like that. Seeing Them. It must be both a curse and a blessing. I wouldn't even blame him if he kept on being the snotty kid. It was the safest way he can think of so as not to hurt the people around him. But of course, he was attracted to Kenzie. That girl was just so adorable. Seriously. I don't know if I want to slap her for her decisions but I totally understood her. Though somehow, I felt like their romance was a bit rushed. Yes, I swooned a little. Yet I felt as if they were rushed to fall for each other.

The only thing that was such a downer for me here was that romance too. As much as I enjoyed the magical elements here, I felt as if I was reading a romantic novel somehow. No, seriously. Even in the end. With Kenzie's revelation, I actually felt like I was reading a contemporary novel! Still, I loved it just the same. Just saying, anyway.

I was so happy to read about the characters from The Iron Fey Series. I loved them! Especially Puck. It was a great thing he and the other characters were present here. Their humor is always on the run! They never fail to make me smile.

I'm hoping for more magic and adventure on The Iron Traitor! I know for sure what will sort of happen with what the prophecy had said.



About the Author
Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon.


2 comments:

Julianne Faith said...

Glad that you liked it! Can't wait to read your review of The Iron Traitor :)

Jules of Jules Bookshelf

Nina L. said...

I'll be posting my review on Friday! Thank you. :)

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