The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa Published: October 23, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 379 Series: Call of the Forgotten #1 My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Synopsis: 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’s 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 myths
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.
My Review: It's no secret that I love Julie Kagawa's writing. The Iron Fey series is one of my favorite series and The Immortal Rules
is my favorite vampire book. So imagine my reaction when I got approved
for this book. There was screaming, shouting, happy dances, and weird
looks from people around me. While reading this I could barely contain
myself. It was just that good. Going into this book I had high expectations. They were very
high. After reading the Iron Fey series and her new book I expected
this book to be through the roof with its awesomeness. Well The Lost Prince went beyond my expectations. It blew the roof clean off of the house and touched the sky. In
the first part of the book I'll admit it. I didn't really like Ethan
because of how he treated everyone but as the story went on I started to
understand why Ethan was such a jerk to everyone. I'm not excusing his
behavior but I understand where it's coming from. Ethan's POV was a nice
change from Meghan's. It was much darker but I loved it. By the end of
the book you could really see that Ethan had changed. Another character I just loved was Kenzie. She was just so refreshing. She wasn't whiny
or anything like that. She was willing to take risks and she didn't
give up easily. I'm ready to read more about her. I'm also so glad there
wasn't an Ethan-Kenzie-Keirran love triangle. I think it would have
been kind of awkward if your nephew liked the same girl you did. Oh and how could I forget Keirran? For those of you that read The Iron Knight
you might remember him. Again I say I'm so glad that he didn't fall in
love with Kenzie and that he has his own forbidden romance. Following in
his parent's footsteps? I'm really looking forward to seeing how he's
going to deal with his unusual glamour and his promise. The best part (well not the best part) was reading about all the characters from the Iron Fey series. Meghan, Ash, Puck, and Grimalkin
all made appearances but as much as I love them I'm kind of glad the
story wasn't all about them. It was nice to have some new characters
mixed with the old ones. If you weren't really into the romance in the Iron Fey do not fear! The Lost Prince has
some romance but it doesn't focus on that. Even though this book was in
the same world as the Iron Fey it felt different. There were new
threats and they are much creepier than the Iron fey. I was on the edge of my seat
whenever the Forgotten appeared. I'm really looking forward to reading
more about them.
The ending was great. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers and this isn't cliffhanger but it still leaves you wanting more. So I guess now I must wait for the next book. Supposedly its called The Traitor Son and I really hope it doesn't mean what I think it means. This wait is going to practically unbearable.