The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa – Review

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

The Lost Prince

By  Julie Kagawa

Expected Publication: October 2012

Length: 377 pages

Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises Australia

Source: Brought from  Kobo App

Genre:  Fairy tale, Paranormal Romance

 


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Synopsis from 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.

 
my thoughts

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Let me start by saying that in my eyes Julie Kagawa can’t go wrong I love the Iron Fey series, They sit with pride on my favorites shelf. I was a bit worried about reading the spin-off series from the Iron Fey.  The Lost prince is set in a new trilogy The call of the forgotten.

The Lost Prince picks up several years after the last Iron Fey Novel, and takes the point of view of Ethan, he is now a Seventeen year old troubled teen.  Ethan has been kicked out of schools and is perceived as the bad boy because he can’t stay out of trouble, unknown to everyone is that Ethan struggles with ignoring the fey world and pretending they don’t exist.

The Exiled and Half bred fey are disappearing from all over the world without a trace, and Ethan ignores the fey until one of his class mates a half phouka goes missing, with the help of a human called Kenzie Ethan decides to find out what happened to him, they come across some terrifying new type of fey who are eating glamour and only escape by using a magical talisman that sends them to Grimalkin and the never-never.

I would have rated this story higher but I like to be able to connect with the main character and Ethan being an angry, angst teenage boy I had trouble connecting to him.  I also found it a bit strange how angry and resentful of Meghan and Ash Ethan was, but from Ethans point of view is that Ash stole Meghan away from her family. But really it was saving his life when he was four got Meghan involved with the nevernever.

The Lost prince is another fun filled Epic journey in the never never, with cameo’s from Meghan, Ash, Grim and Puck, whom I really miss by the way, but I enjoyed the fun and carefree personality of Kieran, the son of Meghan and Ash, Mackenzie’s fierce loyalty and determination to make the most of her life, and Ethans cranky and hard exterior but underneath he is a warrior just as mighty as his sister.

I am looking forward to what happens next, as well as watching Ethans character evolve and become stronger.

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3 thoughts on “The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa – Review

  1. Awesome review! I quite enjoyed this book, and I miss Meghan, Ash and Puck too…. I thought it was a great spinoff and I’m looking forward to reading the Iron Traitor. I like Kieran and am keen to see what he has done!

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