The Iron Traitorby Julie Kagawa (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: Call of the Forgotten #2
Published by Harlequin, HarlequinTEEN on October 29th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.
After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.
But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.
There are few authors where I buy and read every single book, Julie Kagawa is one of them. I feel in love with her Iron Fey Series very hard, and I think she even outdid herself with the Call of the Forgotten Series…
Dark, Edgy and Kick Ass!
What I love most about this new series is that it’s much darker than the Iron Fey series, it’s edgy and a lot of kick ass characters are involved. I never expected to love Ethan (Meghan’s little brother) so damn much, but he’s all the things I love in a hero. He’s dark, brooding and a little broken but he’s also super loyal to his friends a lot of kick ass.
In The Iron Traitor, Ethan is still full of grief over loosing Meghan to the Fey and he’s still not over it. That is what drives him and makes me so very real. He’s full of passion, which is also why he feels the loss of his sister so damn strong. Still, when Kieran – Meghan’s son, needs his help, he’s still there for him, even if he doesn’t really want to.
Magic – Love and Loss
Besides the cute love between Ethan and Kenzie who is super cute and genuine, there is also the love story between Keieran and the Summer Fey who he loves so deeply that we would do anything to protect her from fading. Both romances are incredibly strong and this is one of Julie’s strength – developing a love story that makes our hearts ache and let’s us swoon.
Kenzie and Ethan’s romance is something entirely different, as they are both human and both broken – each one in a different way. But then also, both are strong and have the kind of strength the other needs. I love this about them. They are equals, lovers who complete each other, not one overpowering the other. Oh my *swoon*
And when Kieran needs their help, they both jump right back into the next adventure, even though Ethan would love nothing more than stay away from all things fey..
A heartbreaking Ending – that leaves us in shock!
Oh Julie knows how to tell a story that keeps us on edge the whole time while reading. I loved the whole magic quest and adventure they are going through in order to save the summer fey. But then, Julie fills her tales with mind-blowing twists that you won’t believe until it’s really happening. This story is even a little darker than the first one, and we are dreading what is still to come. But the thing that shocked me most was the ending! I was screaming out in shock and desperation when I turned the past page, But instead of being angry with Julie, I bow my head over this masterpiece of story she created for us!
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa is the second book in the amazing Call of the Forgotten series and comes with an incredible cast of wonderful strong and kick ass characters. The romance and love are swoon worthy wonderful and the story is full of magic. The Call of the Forgotten Series is much darker than The Iron Fey series, but I love the edgy take a whole lot! The Iron Traitor leaves us with a shell shocking ending that makes my heart ache just thinking about it!