The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
- Method of Obtaining: I obtained my copy via Netgalley.
- Published by: HarlequinTeen
- Release Date: 10/23/2012
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’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.
- Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite YA authors
Julie Kagawa is one of those young adult authors who is capable of writing stories that are like an addiction to me. I crave the experience of diving into the world of the Iron fey and, through Ethan this time, I was offered that opportunity once again.
The Lost Prince did not disappoint me. A strong story, it swept me along on a journey that had just a few bumps in the road for me. Once again, my favorite characters made an appearance and, in tried and true fashion, a quest emerged.
As much as I loved being back in the world of the Fey, there was a few minor issues for me, however. Ethan, as much as I wanted to be on his side, was not nearly as likeable a character as his sister. He complained too much for me to ever feel any sympathy for him. In addition, there is a twist at the end of the book which leads into further complications throughout the series, and while I understand the purpose behind it, I am not sure that it will all tie together well. Then again – this is Ms. Kagawa I’m talking about and, she has definitely proven herself capable of tying together ends in a way that is satisfying.
Whiny “hero” aside, I’ll be picking up these books as quickly as I did the previous ones and very much look forward to seeing how the Fey world develops through Ethan’s story.
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