Monday, November 5, 2012

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa [Review]

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)4.5 out of 5 Robots!

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release: October 23, 2012
Hardcover: 379 Pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
My Copy: Netgalley
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)
Shannon's Thoughts:

Julie Kagawa has done it again! The Lost Prince is an awesome follow up and companion piece to the Iron Fey series.  If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series, I suggest you do!  And if you have read it, then I think you will like The Lost Prince.  

For those who haven’t read the Iron Fey series, here is some background.  When Ethan Chase was 4 he was kidnapped and taken to the Nevernever (Fairy Land).  Meghan Chase, his older half sister, went to the Nevernever to get him back.  She succeeds in doing so, but ends up falls in love and marries Prince Ash from the Winter Court and becomes Queen of the Iron Fey.  She hasn’t been back to the Mortal Realm for a very long time.  

The Lost Prince follows now 17 year old Ethan as he tries to live a normal life.  As normal as one can when they have the Sight that allows them to see the normally invisible Fey.  Ethan has a bit of a chip on his shoulder and chooses to push people away rather than see them get hurt.  He is known as a troublemaker.  But after some events at his new school, he finds himself getting involved anyways. He eventually has to travel back to the Nevernever and confront his past in order to help those in need.

The Lost Prince introduces some fun new characters, such as Kenzie, Anwwyl and Kierran (and for those who have read the novella, Iron's Prophecy, then you are keeping a close watch on Kierran). There are also some welcome cameos from some Iron Fey series characters.  I really enjoyed Ethan. It was refreshing to have a male narrative and I enjoyed his attempt (and dismay) of bad boy behavior.  Deep down Ethan is a puppy and he knows it, even though he fights himself the whole way. The only thing I can say is that Ethan is pretty dense when it comes to his feelings.  Kagawa knows how to write an exciting and fun story.  The action never dies down for long and will keep you reading the whole time.
I'm very excited to see where Ethan's story will take him.  

A definite read for fans of the Iron Fey series!  For newcomers, I think you can enjoy The Lost Prince without reading the Iron Fey but you will probably want to go back and read it afterwards. 


  1. I loved the Iron Fey series, and I am so excited to read this book! Julia Kagawa is an amazing author and I've heard only great things about this book. Need to put it as next on my list. Great review Shannon!

    1. Ooh, definitely do! My favorite of hers is Immortal Rules. :)



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