Thursday, 14 February 2013

Book Review: The Lost Prince

Book: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa, 2012 by Harlequin Teen, 379 pages.

Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

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:
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this return to the Nevernever. In this book, Ethan Chase, Meghan's younger brother, has to go, reluctantly, into the faery realm and take his classmate, Kenzie, with him. It was great to go into this world, one which Kagawa has created so beautifully, with new characters and a new adventure. However, we also get to catch up with old favourites, like Grim the cat and Puck, Meghan and Ash.

Ethan is a good character, though I did get tired of his brooding and moaning about his hatred of Faery. He also has some good traits, which he does his best to keep hidden. I liked Kenzie. She is spunky, determined, and bright. I only wish she were in less need of rescuing sometimes. They make a cute couple and there are some great twists as they break down their defenses.

Keirran is a great new character in this book as well, by far my favorite. I really liked him and would love to read more about him.  I love how he encompasses all the parts of Faery and the human world and has a mind of his own.

Overall, this was a fun book with lots of action, new bad guys and a fresh story line. It fits well into the rest of the Iron Fey series, but also stands on its own, which is quite a feat.

Here is the book trailer from YouTube:


  1. I haven't read any of the books in this series, but I do have the first (The Iron King) in ebook form, just waiting for some of my attention... I'll have to get to it soon and find out what all the fuss is about!

    1. They're fun reads and I love the world that Kagawa creates.


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