Book Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)

Author: Julie Kagawa
Published Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

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. 

A fantasy and young adult combination, it makes the book awesome. It is cool and exciting because that means adventure and magic is involved. I’m just a bit confused while reading this at first because I haven’t read the other Iron Fey books until now and to tell you the truth I find it great. The story is full of adventure and excitement. I’ve read fantasy related books before and this one is different in a good way. I like the story, it has something like acceptance and sacrifices. I like the fighting scenes too, it’s great and suspense!

Ethan dreams to have a quiet life because his entire life is surrounded by Fae (fairies), ever since he keeps avoiding them because it brings trouble to his life and his family. As per Ethan’s view, the Fae are the reason why his sister Meghan lives their world, she chose to live in the Fae world and because of that, he hates everything related to Fae, yet that didn’t stop to haunt him. In his school he met Todd who is a half phouka, which means related to Fae again. He knew him the first time they met and everything didn’t turned out great since then.

Despite his adventure to the Fae world, he is not alone, Kenzie was dragged in to that world because someone is after them and they want to kill both of them. Kenzie is a girl from Ethan’s school who is in-charge of the school paper and because of her being so bossy, she end up with Ethan in the Fae world. She is weird but kind and brave for she is not afraid in the challenges. She did a deal to a Fae and that will change everything to her life yet behind that there’s this secret she kept for years and that’s the reason why she did that kind of decision.

The book is nice and fun to read, I like the concept. Ethan and Kenzie’s part is cool, they’re perfect for each other, one is too contented with what he has and the other is so bossy also, both of them has a secret that they kept for years, it’s a burden for both of them. They have so many things in common and it makes them a cute couple. I love how Kenzie call Ethan “tough guy”.

Awesome book and I’d better read the other books so I can fully understand the part of Meghan. There’s a missing piece inside my head and I wanna fill that with stories of Meghan. I’d better grab a copy! Great adventure and suspense!

My Rating

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.

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