The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
Release Date; October 23, 2012
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Borrowed ARC from Pam @ Bookalicious
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'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.
The Lost Prince was everything I thought it would be AND MORE! I will admit when I heard that Julie was writing and Iron Fey novel from Ethan’s POV two things came to mind. One, I normally don’t like books solely told from a guy’s POV. Two, how in the hell was I going to feel about Megan’s little brother being older? He was 4 or 5 the last time we saw him! Ok so I’ll admit when I first started reading and found myself finding Ethan hot I felt like a dirty old lady lol but, I tweeted Julie and she said “Lol, it’s okay. He's a 17 year old bad boy now. Feel free to oogle. ;)” and so I did! And I don’t feel bad about it at all, well maybe just a little still ;)
Ok so onto this amazing story. What Julie did was awesome! She brought back all of our old favorites so Team Puck and Team Ash you’ll both be happy. But the story was completely Ethan’s and it was dark and haunting and breathtakingly beautiful. I loved how Julie showed this other side of the Fey; or what a human caught in their world would feel. His fear was palpable and his need for isolation I totally understood. There are a few people who break through his wall though, an Iron Fey named Keirran (if you’ve read any of Julie’s blog posts, or The Iron Knight you may have an inkling why this dude is important) and a girl, a human girl named Kenzie who doesn’t put up with Ethan’s crap and is as stubborn as he is (looovvveee her btw!) and together they have this adventure, not a good one mind you, that is very reminiscent of journeys taken by Ash, Megan, and Puck. The new baddies are scary and every bit as evil as the Iron Fey were, maybe worse. I also loved how Julie incorporated the martial arts she’s taking in real life into the story. Ethan is a badass in Kali and he’s wicked with a sword or a wooden stick! People let me tell you right now when this book goes on sale you must buy it!
I picked a passage between Kenzie and Ethan because they make me lol. Oh and a certain Cat is in it as well. ;) ;)
My mouth was dry again. “I’ll replace it. Once we get back to the real world—“
“Don’t worry about it, tough guy.” Kenzie waived it off. “It’s just a camera. And I think surviving an attack by a giant snake monster was more important.”
“Lindwurm,” came the voice above our heads, and Grimalkin appeared in the branches, peering down at us.
“That,” he stated imperiously, “was a lindwurm, and a rather young one at that. An adult would have given you considerably more trouble.” He flicked his tail and dropped to the ground, wrinkling his nose as he gazed at us. “There might be others around as well, so I suggest we keep moving.”
I glared at the cat as we maneuvered through the trees again, wincing as my bruised ribs twinged. “You couldn’t have warned us any earlier?”
“I tried,” Grimalkin replied with a sniff. “But you were too busy discussing hostile vegetation and how fairies are completely untrustworthy. I practically had to yell to get your attention.” He glanced over his soulder with a distinct I-told-you-so expression. “Next time, when I suggest you move silently through a dangerous part of the
Nevernever, perhaps you will listen to me.”
“Huh,” Kenzie muttered, walking along beside me. “You know, if all cats are like him, I’m kinda glad they don’t talk.”
“That you know of, human.” Grimalkin returned mysteriously, and continued deeper into the wildwood.
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