Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Book Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Goodreads 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.
This novel is one of Julie’s books that will have you demanding for the second one as soon as you finish your read. 

Title: The Lost Prince
Series: Call of the Forgotten #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 23rd October 2012
Format: I read the Paperback, but also had e-galley
Source: The Reading Room and NetGalley

Wow, this was a highly anticipated book for me, with all the hype over the internet and in bookstores, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had heard so much about The Iron Fey series and I had read The Iron King back in September last year, but I wasn't sure whether I should read this one or not. I recommended The Iron Fey series to my Mum after reading book 1 and she read the whole series within a week; telling me how good the series was. I hadn't had a chance to read books 2 to 4 and when The Lost Prince came around, I was extremely disappointed I hadn't read the remaining books. I had read a review from a fellow blogger that said she also didn't read The Iron Fey series and that it was still a great read, so I bit the bullet and decided to just read it and WOW! 

Ethan Chase has been able see the Fey since he was a baby, after his adventures with his sister, Meghan he is now ready to just ignore the whole world and keep to himself. After moving to the city and having to start a new school, Ethan is trying to take each day at a time and not get into trouble again. Ignoring all the rumours about his last school and just trying to not draw attention, but things never seem to go to plan.

There is a kid in school and Ethan rescues him from the school jocks, but he then realises that he is not human, but Fey. This is the beginning of all of Ethan’s troubles! Ethan seems to be followed at every turn and stalked by a nosy school reporter, Kenzie. But when Ethan tries his hardest to use his attitude and turn them away, it doesn't work.

The kid he saved from the jocks disappears and Ethan knows exactly what happened, but not where he was taken to. Strange things happen and the nosy reporter and Ethan are being chased by shadows, creatures that he has never seen before. Ethan’s only choice is to get help from his sister, Meghan in the Iron Kingdom.

Ethan travels to the Iron Kingdom with some help from a talking cat with attitude. He has to try and explain everything to Kenzie; how the Fey world operates and what to expect. Visiting with Meghan isn't what he expects and Ethan needs to find answers.

Follow Ethan on his quest to find his “friend”, find answers and keep Kenzie safe and out of the clutches of Them. Who is the real Lost Prince and why are there still so many secrets between Ethan and Meghan? This is an adventure like no other; creatures are amazing and so detailed you can see them right in front of you. The writing style is so easy to read and so amazing you cannot put it down. I had forgotten how fun it was to read one of Julie Kagawa’s books and can’t wait to pick up another one. It has certainly gotten me excited to read the remaining Iron Fey series books.


About the Author
Julie Kagawa, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series, was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn't getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.

Courtesy of Julie's website

Thank you NetGalley and The Reading Room for supplying copies for me to review.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this book! And your review reminds me that I really need to go finish the rest of The Iron Fey series! Julie Kagawa's books really are fantastic. Great review!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction