The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince

by Julie Kagawa
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Publication: October 23rd 2012 by Harlequin Teen
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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 those auto-buy authors for me. I love her insanely and all her books are just simply phenomenal. So, when she announced that she was going to write another series set in the Iron Fey world I was ecstatic! And…as usual… she did not disappoint! Not at all!

 

Let’s get back to the NeverNever!

The setting was phenomenal. But this was expected since I loved already the setting in The Iron Fey saga so much. It’s magical, full of mystery and full of wonderment. So, this didn’t change much! But there is Ethan! Kidnapped by the former Iron King and driving force behind Maghan’s adventures in the Iron Fey series. I absolutely loved the new plot idea and the direction this series will go! It’s a smart and exciting new direction and again shows off Julie’s amazing storytelling skills!

 

Ethan!! Kick-Ass. Angry, Bitter but Oh so lovable!

I was actually eager to see how Julie Kagawa manages to make us forget about Ethan the kid and introduce us to Ethan the 17-year-old boy. ..And OMG  - she did manage to make us forget that we first meet Ethan as a kid!

Admittedly, the cover was also very helpful, showing of this cute shirtless boy on the cover was just perfect to forget kid-Ethan!

But, jumping right into the story. Ethan was brooding,  rude and very angry. You could initially feel Ethans anger. All his rage about his sister leaving and the world he now lives in with having the “sight”.Being able to see the Fey doesn’t make his life easy, now it makes it even harder. He shuts himself off from all relationships not wanting to get everyone in danger!

I love Ethan!!!! I understand his anger and I felt his loneliness and bitterness. My heart broke for him and I just wanted to hug him and tell him all will be good again…

Oh and Ethan can serious kick ass!!! WOOOT!! Seriously, I promise even though he might frustrate you once in a while, you will love this boy!

Colorful, amazing and epic set of characters!

Julie is a master in creating characters, and we will meet some old (Grim, Puck, Meghan and Ash) friends, but also some new characters! Kenzie, is the girl who perfectly fits to Ethan! She’s smart and she doesn’t let herself be blended by Ethans harsh attitude. She wants to look behind the wall Ethan build around himself. She wants to find the real Ethan underneath all this rudeness!

Then, there is my favorite character besides Ethan: Keirran! I won’t tell you more than that I am utterly in love with this boy and I would even wish Julie would get him his own story!!!

 

Old Characters, new Perspective!

What I found most fascinating is that Julie managed to make me cheer for the new characters and take over the perspective and feelings of them. I loved Meghan and I sure as hell loved Ash, yet I totally understood Ethan’s anger. I saw Meghan and Ash’s from Ethan’s POV and started cheering for him. This you only manage if you are a master in storytelling and Julie Kagawa most certainly is!

 

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Bottom Line

The Lost Prince was thrilling, compelling and a pure wonderment! Getting us back into a beloved world with new exciting characters! Ethan will rock your socks, as he’s all grown up and broken – ready to be fixed! I am sure this journey will be just as epic as Meghan’s and I cannot wait to read more!

 

   

Additional Info

I am a big big fan if Julie Kagawa. And if you have not read the Iron Fey series yet – seriously, what are you waiting for??? Get started and dive into this epic, magical and wonderful NeverNever. And for all those who have not started, we have giveaway a copy of The Iron King (Book1) and The Iron Daughter (Book2) as part of our Fall Giveaway!
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Erin W. 10/18/2012

Great review! I’m glad you LOVED this book. Unfortunately I didn’t love it so much compared to the Iron Fey series so I’m hoping the sequel will be much better for me!

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Danny 10/20/2012

Oh no, I’m so sad you didn’t like it more! Maybe the sequel catches you more! Why didn’t you like it so much? Was it the characters?
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Lori 10/18/2012

I’m behind on the Iron Fey series, I think I didn’t read the last one…maybe 2. I really want to get caught up and read this one. I need to get back to the Nevernever!
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Danny 10/20/2012

Oh Lori! You have to catch up on this series!! Truly and really!!!
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JennRenee 10/18/2012

I need to read Iron Knight so I can finish out this story and get to The Lost Prince. I love the cover and I am eager to meet 17year old Etan. I love spin offs, its so much better than making a series last forever. Great review.!

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Danny 10/20/2012

I absolutely adore Spin off!!!! Bloodlines is an amazing spinoff !! I was hoping for a “Fallen” (Lauren Kate) spin off;(

But, I’m excited for this one.. Ethan is an amazing character!!!!
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Jenny 10/18/2012

Yay! I’m so glad you loved this one too (though not surprised since our tastes are nearly identical:) I was a huge fan of Keirran as well, and I wouldn’t even mind a prequel maybe detailing the start of his interest in a certain someone. I really hope we get to delve deeper into Ethan’s anger moving forward, I can’t wait to see him and Meghan has out what time and distance has forced them to bury:)

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Danny 10/20/2012

Squeals for Keirran! Can he be any cuter???? I wish there would be more story about him, and I wouldn’t mind hearing his story!!!

Ethan was so angry and it made me so sad! I hope he finds peace at some point…
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Heidi 10/18/2012

I cannot wait to dig into this one and meet Ethan . I too am a huge Kagawa fan and I am excited for new characters and to return to the Never Never. I am so glad to hear you loved this one!
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Danny 10/20/2012

Oh I looove this world Julei created It’s one of my favorite Faery reads ever. And Ethan is such an amazing character! I hope you’ll love it Heidi :)
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I am so excited for this book! It’s amazing that we can totally forget little Ethan. Julie must be super talented to get people to put aside their first impressions, which is so hard to do.
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Danny 10/20/2012

Julie is super super talented and she made me forget all about little -E . In fact I was even angry with him at Meghan and Ash!!!!
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Really glad to hear this didn’t disappoint! I don’t think I’ve read a single negative review yet. :D I will be reading my copy in a couple of weeks and can’t wait. :)
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Danny 10/20/2012

Hehe I also yet have to read a bad review…. but Julie creates awesome tales so I’m not surprised :))
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Candace 10/18/2012

I’m really really excited to read this one! I’m happy to hear that it was amazing and was easy to forget him as the kid and accept him as the teen he now is. I’m definitely curious to see how it goes!
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Danny 10/20/2012

I was surprised by Ethan! He was all bitter and angry but vulnerable inside and I love this boy!! I can’t wait for the next book now!
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Mary @ BookSwarm 10/18/2012

LOVE this series! LOVED this book! Ethan was excellent–even his sullen teenage behavior was understandable and not annoying (yay). Strange to see Meagan in such a different light but cool, too!
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Danny 10/20/2012

I know right??? To see Meghan being all Queen and somehow grown up and a little cold… But, we saw her from Ethans eyes so it made sense! Actually, I was just as angry as Ethan!
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Sonia 10/18/2012

Aww Danny, yay!!! I’m so glad you loved this one too! :D I thought it was a brilliant start to the series and I am SO SO SO excited for the next one. This is bringing back memories of waiting for TIF books, haha.

And uh YEAH! Keirran was amazing <3 I hope we get to see much more of him! Fab review, Danny!
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Danny 10/20/2012

I LOOOOVE Keirran and I’m actually a little sad he’s “just” a secondary character- I wish Julie would write his own story!!! Pretty please!!
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I just loooove Julie’s books and really hope to get around to start reading THE LOST PRINCE today – just can’t wait to get back into the Iron Fey world and find out even more. Glad you liked it so much! :)
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Danny 10/20/2012

It’s brilliant! coming with a new awesome storyline and AMAZING characters! You’ll love it!
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KM 10/19/2012

I’m really looking forward to reading this! i got an ARC a few weeks ago but haven’t read it yet. It’s in line behind so many others lol But I need my Julie Kagawa fix!!!
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Danny 10/20/2012

OoOOO Go and pick it up soon! It#s so soooo awesome :))
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I am so excited to read this one!! It’s on my pile for this weekend :) Here’s hoping I have time!
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Danny 10/20/2012

Oh -heidi, you know that there are books you NEED to get the time for and this one is one of those :)) It’s soooo awesome!!!
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hrose2931 10/22/2012

I didn’t like Ethan. That kind of broke the story for me. And I felt like I didn’t know Kierran enough to understand him. I think the story would have been better told from Kenzie’s point of view looking back. or split POV’s. I just felt like Ethan was so angry all the time. It just colored everything for me. He whined. I liked the story but didn’t love it.

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Amy@ReadtomyHearts 10/26/2012

I am a little ashamed to say this was the first book I read in the series but I absolutely loved it. And now I plan on having an Iron Fey marathon to get myself caught up! I absolutely adored Kierran too! Wonderful review!
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brittany 6/18/2013

I have read the series and this book was so good! I got a problem though. I was sitting on the couch getting to the good part. I turned the page and found out that someone who checked out the book before me ripped a page out. That is an evil thing to do! That’s the only book I could find and I need help on trying to find that page. Can you go on a website and look the page up? I cant move on and finish it if I didn’t read it all the way. I’m desperate.

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