Oct 29, 2012

REVIEW: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Title: THE LOST PRINCE (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Pages: 379
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
ISBN: 0373210574
Rating: *4 stars*
Ethan Chase has been plagued by the fey all his life. Protective of his family and resentful of his older sister, the Iron Queen, whom he believes deserted them, Ethan wants only to be left alone. But that becomes impossible when exiled fey start dying or disappearing...          (click to read full summary)

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them...
I wanted to be whisked away once again back into the faery world of the NeverNever when I picked up The Lost Prince, and boy did I ever get what I asked for! Exciting, thrilling, captivating. There is never a word quite good enough to sum up my feelings after reading Julie Kagawa novel. All I can say to those who have loved her work before—yes, she’s done it again. But this time, from the point of view of the cynical bad boy (yes, you heard that right) Ethan Chase.

All grown up and broody...
Ethan Chase is all grown up. For those of you who have read the Iron Fey series you’ll remember that he is Meghan’s little brother who has the rare ability of being able to see the Fey. And he absolutely hates it. The fey bring nothing but trouble and misery to Ethan and his family. To protect those he loves he keeps himself at a distance from anyone foolish enough to get close to him, and thus far in his life he’s been pretty good about shutting people away...that is...until he meets McKenzie St. James—the beautiful girl with long dark hair, and the complete inability to take no for an answer. Try as Ethan might to scare her away, her stubborness along with his beating heart refuses to listen to good reason. I loved Kenzie in this book! What a pleasant character she is.

The big sister crisis...Oh, Meghan...
Ethan Chase and his family have been abandoned by his sister. Meghan. Now that she’s The Iron Queen she’s stopped coming back to visit him. For all Meghan knows Ethan could be dead. Not that she would care. Meghan has a whole new life now—one that excludes her human little brother who misses her so much sometimes that it hurts. Over the years Ethan's developed a bitter hatred toward her and Ash for taking her away from him. And you know what? I’m just as pissed off at Meghan as Ethan is—maybe even more so. Are you telling me that she could not even be bothered to call her own brother on his birthday or even just call to let him know that she’s still alive? I don’t care what excuse Meghan comes up with in future books, how she neglected Ethan is %100 percent NOT okay. Unforgiveable. Especially the part about Kaidan, and I can’t even talk about him without giving away any spoilers. Oh Meghan, what’s gotten into you? Seriously, I’m so confused.

Overall a stunning first novel to a series I can see doing very very well! I loved the cynical, brooding voice of Ethan Chase and I absolutely cannot wait to find out what happens in the next installment of this new series. This will definitely be one to watch! 

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Other fabulous reviews: [ A Beautiful Madness | The Sweet Bookshelf ]

Special thanks to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for my review copy! 



  1. I thought the same thing about Meghan's not speaking to him for so long, but I have a sneaking suspicion that some of her reasoning will be revealed in The Iron Prophecy. Have you read it yet? Something suspect is going on, and I'm determined to find out.

    1. Wow, I never find out when these e-novella's are published. lol I had no idea she had even written The Iron Prophecy. You're right though, something suspicious is definitely going on. I need to read Iron Prophecy asap. :)

  2. Thanks for the review! I'm excited to read about Ethan's story. I wonder if it will be difficult seeing Ethan as a grown up (cynical bad boy) when he was just a kid in the earlier books. I feel a little creepy thinking he looks hot on the cover :)

    1. Lol, I thought the same thing when I started reading this book. :D


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