The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Series: Call of the Forgotten #1
Release Date: 10/23/2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Paperback, 379 pages
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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.
*A copy was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes*
Big thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin!!!
Some of you might not know this, but I'm a frickin huge Iron Fey fan!! Woo!! So when I heard there is going to be a spin-off series of Ethan, I was like.. WTF. Then I was like, OMG OMG OMG.. ETHAN AND KEIRRAN!!! So, when I got this galley from Harlequin, I was basically dying of shock...
I had really high expectations of this book and now, I'm still not sure if I liked the way it turned out or not. Ethan is now in high school and is ass-kicking bad boy. Seriously, I still think of him as the four year old little kid. So seeing that he's all grown up, I'm just like, "Whoa, wait what?"
I still have mix feelings about Ethan. He's a jerk. I mean, I understand why he has to push people away and make himself as untouchable and unapproachable as possible, but that doesn't mean he can be a dick. Like, when he flipped off Kenzie, I was like, "APOLOGIZE, ETHAN." But, I can totally understand why he has to be the way he is. I think he's still scared.. there's still some of that four-year-old left in him. Hard and badass on the outside, but a scared little kid on the inside.
My absolute favorite character in this book is Keirran!! I can totally see how he is the son of Meghan and Ash. Ah!! Keirran is another hot guy for me to swoon about. I can see that he likes Annwyl a lot :) And that is just so sweet :3
Ethan and Keirran just remind me of another pair *coughAshandPuckcough*
The old gang is back in this series, but we don't see them that much. Like Puck, Ash, and Meghan only appeared once or twice. But I'm happy that we get to see a lot of Grimalkin. I missed that cat :)
Now, onto the plot. I'm sorry to say this, but I'm sort of disappointed by the plot. I thought it was going to be kind of like the old series again, all action-packed and kick-ass scenes. But nope, this one is more.. calm and negotiating and touchy-feely sort of book. There wasn't a lot of action in this one. Old series: plot like a roller coaster. New series: calm waves in the ocean.
The ending wasn't really surprising but I still have my hopes high for the next book :) Hopefully, we'll get more kick-ass moments and just plain kali :)