Author: Julie Kagawa
Release date: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten # 1
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
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