The Lost Prince
by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten Book 1
Expected Publication Date: October 23, 2012
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’s 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 myths 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 name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.
Julie Kagawa has done it again; The Lost Prince is fan-freaking-tastic. If you loved the Iron Fey series then you can be sure that you will absolutely fall head over heels in love with this book.
Ethan Chase is all grown up now; he’s no longer the little boy that we first met in The Iron King, he’s now seventeen, in high school and trying his best to fit in and be normal. But being normal isn’t so easy for Ethan. Ethan has ‘the sight’, the ability to see any Faeries or Fair Folk that walk the mortal world.
After everything he had endured in Feary, Ethan has vowed never to step foot in the Nevernever again, he absolutely loathes the world that his sister calls home, but when a friend goes missing along with a great deal of exiles and half breeds he finds that in order to keep the people he loves safe, he may not have a choice.
On the surface Ethan is a ‘tough guy’ but underneath the tough exterior he’s trying to hide the pain he feels over Meghan, he feels like she abandoned him for the Faery world and that she cares nothing about her human family. He tries to keep people at a distance and not let them get too close in fear of what might happen to them and for the most part he does a good job that is until Kenzie comes into the picture; he quickly realizes that he is going to have a hard time trying to stay away from her.
I really liked Kenzie, she was smart, stubborn and she wouldn’t take no for an answer once she got her mind set on something. She did what she wanted to do and didn’t care what anyone else thought about it. Another favorite was Razor, that little Faery had me cracking up.
Out of all of Ms. Kagawa’s books, The Lost Prince is my favorite book so far. Once I started picked it up, I could not put it down. This book has everything that I love; strong characters, action and twists that you won’t see coming. The Lost Prince is absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Ethan. This is one book that you do not want to miss.
Thanks to Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
“This would be all over school tomorrow. I wondered how many more crimes I could add to my already lengthy imaginary list.”
“I had no idea you could do…that. Congratulations, you’re a certified bad ass.”
“I just hope that when I wake up, I’m not in a padded room with a nice man in a white suit feeding me pills.”