Author: Julie Kagawa
Release date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten # 2
Age Group: Young Adult
I received an e-copy of this from Harlequin TEEN through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I knew it. The ending was definitely not a surprise. So I wasn't really disappointed that it was sort of a cliffhanger. Yes, just sort of.
Since this series is seen through Ethan's POV, I cannot for the love of Faeries understand Kierran's will to save Annwyl. Fine, I get it. But the things he did in this book were really reckless and out of control. Reminds you of someone? Yes, Kierran really is the son of Ash. He'd also do anything just to make sure his special someone is safe. But since I wasn't reading through Kierran's POV, he annoys the hell out of me. How can he just do those things without asking first his parents? Knowing Ash and Meghan, I'm pretty sure they'll help him to no end. He did things even if he knew it'll endanger the people around him especially his friends and family. But yes, I cannot fully understand him since I don't know his thoughts. I just wish he'd see more light in the next book. I swear, there were times when I was also scared of him. He really had the vibe at some point!
I really pity Ethan here. He never really wanted to be involved with the Feys. You know what, I now appreciate The Lost Prince more. I felt that I was reading a romance novel with that one but really, that's all there is to Ethan's life. He was supposed to have a normal life with his girlfriend, Kenzie. But that all changed. And now, he's in trouble more than he ever thought of.
I have to say that I'm so impressed with Guro. I'm a Filipino myself and I really can tell you that old people have a lot of beliefs. What I know isn't even half of what they believe in. So I'm not weirded out with what Guro was doing.
I gotta say that it really wasn't Kierran's fault that a war is about to happen. Come to think of it, the danger started with Ash's journey on The Iron Fey series. The Oracle had already warned Ash and Meghan but they didn't bother. They were willing to take the risk. Kierran's love life was only an add-on so as to fire up that prophecy. Everything just happened and some things followed then.
As usual, Kagawa's writing was superb. Really, I don't think I should even tell you how wonderful her writing is. I'm pretty sure you guys can attest to that.
The Iron Traitor is a great follow-up to The Lost Prince. More adventures happened, more danger in tow and more love is in the air. But seriously, you'll enjoy this more than the first book. The story has spiced up in all levels!
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