Monday, October 29, 2012

Review + Giveaway: The Lost Prince

Title: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 378 pages
Release Date: Oct. 23, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Links: Website, Facebook

Summary: 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.
I was so sad when The Iron Fey series ended. Julie Kagawa is a brilliant world builder and after I read the last book in the series, I felt like I was saying goodbye to well loved characters. Oh how I love Ms. Kagawa for bringing them back!!!

The Lost Prince picks up several years after the last Iron Fey novel and we meet Ethan Chase as a teenage boy with a lot of issues, all stemming from the fact that he has ‘the Sight,’ the ability to see the fey. Ethan is a really great character and despite his tough exterior, I liked him right away. While The Lost Prince is solidly Ethan’s story, we do run into our favorites from the Iron Fey series and the familiar characters make the story so much better! It is really cool to see Ethan all grown up and taking on the fey that almost killed him and who make his life miserable. New characters such as Kenzie and Keirran are also very well written and well developed. I look forward to reading more about them in upcoming books in this series.

Even though I’m a character driven reader, it’s Kagawa’s world building that always impresses me and it is fantastic in The Lost Prince! I really enjoyed going back to the twisted world of the Nevernever and I can’t wait to get back there again.

If you read the Iron Fey series, you will slip right into the story of The Lost Prince but even if this is your first novel by Julie Kagawa, it will be very easy to understand Ethan’s back story and enjoy this book. The Lost Prince is very well written, has a great plot, tons of action and a sweet romance. This is definitely a new series for me to love and I highly recommend it. The second book in the Call of the Forgotten trilogy will be released in Nov. 2013 and I cannot wait!

My Rating: Really Good!

Content: Kissing, violence and mild profanity

Giveaway!
Want to win a finished copy of The Lost Prince? Simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry below. Two lucky winners will be chosen by Random.org so good luck! Special thanks to Big Honcho Media for providing the review copy and giveaways!


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7 comments:

KM said...

Although I liked this one, I missed the original characters a lot. I didn't connect as well to Ethan, Kenzie, and Kierran as much as I did Meghan, Puck, and Ash... But it's still good! And I totally agree with you on the worldbuilding being the best part. I loved the adventure, too!

Danny said...

I truly think that Julie Kagawa can do both, write a character driven story AND create a highly rich and compelling story! I just love her and The Lost Prince was epic!!

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

Thank you so much for the review and the giveaway.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This reminds me that I need to read the Iron Fey series.

Patricia Eimer said...

Looking forward to reading this!

lailaBC said...

hi! I love julie kagawa's iron fey series and her the immortal rules...is ur giveaway open to international? I really want to have the chance to enter your raffle. Thank you.

Kaci Verdun said...

Hi! Any winners selected yet? Just curious since there gave been no postings or announcements.

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