Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
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Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of The Forgotten #1
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

GoodReads Synopsis:
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.
My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.
Going into this book I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. I've pretty much gotten out of the fantasy genre so it's been a while since I've read one. I'm trying to get caught back up with all my NetGalley books, however, so this one was a must read.

I never actually read the original Iron Fey series. I started book one but didn't finish it because I honestly wasn't that impressed. I didn't understand what all the fuss was about because, to me, it definitely didn't live up to the hype that surrounded it. Though that was in 2011 so things could be different if I tried to read it now and my opinion could change. I did read enough to get the gist of the story though, to understand the dynamic between all of the characters and what was going on. So going into The Lost Prince, I did have a little bit of an understanding about Ethan's backstory, just not the full details.

Even though I no longer read in the fantasy genre (it just isn't my thing anymore) I did actually enjoy The Lost Prince. It was neat to see the development of Ethan's character after being introduced to him in The Iron King and how all of the events of that series affected him as Meghan's brother. It's not often that you get to see how the actions of main characters impact the stories of the supporting characters so it's really cool when a series or book spins off in the other character's point of view.

The Lost Prince was full of magic and action. There were twists and turns in every direction and you found yourself completely enveloped in the Nevernever. In my personal opinion, the story did have some slow parts but, overall, it was a great read. I really liked Kenzie's character and the other supporting characters were refreshing and threw in a nice touch of humor when it was needed.

Not a bad read if you're into the genre.

Rating: 3 stars.

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