Thursday, 8 November 2012

#168 Book Review: The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince [ARC]
Release Date: November 2012
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Booktopia
More Info: Goodreads
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Notice something different? YES! At a quick glance, the Aussie cover may look as though it's exactly like the US one although there's a slight change in it. The guy in the cover is zoomed closer and faces the opposite way to the US one in order to match the previous books in The Iron Fey series and I definitely love the idea!


Don't look at them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

So, the only thing I remember about Ethan is that he was kidnapped in The Iron King and Meghan came all the way to Nevernever to rescue him. She succeeded of course, but this event completely changed her life. And now she ended up living in the Nevernever, ruling as The Iron Queen. But turns out, Meghan's life is not the only one that changed. Ethan's life certainly did and this is his story.

The Lost Prince is a whole new insight into the world of The Iron Fey series. I never thought that Julie would write a book written from Ethan's POV but it is definitely a perfect idea. We all know Meghan's story since she mostly dwelled in the Nevernever, but what about Ethan? The boy who was kidnapped? What is his life like?

The story, as usual is as magical and exciting as The Iron Fey series. Julie's writing manages to deliver a hilarious, fun and action-packed book at the same time. Since it is set in the same world as The Iron Fey, I was definitely expecting cameos from Ash, Meghan, Puck and they did appear, making the story complete. Even Greymalkin, our favourite cat appeared in this book too! The developing relationship between Ethan and Kenzie is interesting and I can't wait to see where the sequel takes us!

Dear Ethan, I want to hug you a billion times throughout the beginning of the story. I never thought your life would end up like this. You had to act like you're the bad guy because you don't want your loved ones to get hurt by Them and deep down, you miss your sister although you sometimes blame her for the mess in your life. I can't blame you, but boy you ROCK and I definitely support you with Kenzie!

ASH. MEGHAN. PUCK. GREYMALKIN. HOW I MISSED YOU GUYS! Meghan and Ash, I'm so happy to see that you both are so happy together! Puck, as usual, I miss your attitude and pranks. Greymalkin, as always, the charming and mysterious cat! AND THERE IS KEIRRAN! This guy, let me tell you, is just AMAZING. I don't want to spoil you guys who he is but well, if you guys already know then you know he is SO AWESOME. 

There are other characters from The Iron Fey series that make an appearance in this book like Leanansidhe and I'm just really happy that the characters are all gathered in one book, creating a wonderful story!

Miss The Iron Fey series? Scratch that. I have to be more specific! Miss the characters from The Iron Fey series? Well, instead of another sequel, here's something better for you! In Julie Kagawa's newest series, we have our main protagonist, Ethan, discovering that despite his hatred for the feys, he must journey through Nevernever to find a friend and reconcile with her sister, The Iron Queen. Fast-paced, exciting with a touch of humour and romance, fans of The Iron Fey series will definitely love The Lost Prince!
5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for The Lost Prince!
Thank you Harlequin Teen Australia for the review copy!


  1. Great review, Celine! I just read this last week and while I had to work at liking Ethan, I was very happy to see Grimalkin again!!

  2. Ohh, The Iron Queen was my favorite so far, but I think Ethan has the potential to take the throne. I get so protective over characters sometimes, and like you, I think I'll just want to hug him forever.
    Wonderful review, Celine!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Celine! I wasn't a huge fan of this series and didn't even read past the second novel, Iron Daughter I believe, but you've definitely made me want to finish the series and pick this one up. Fantastic review, hun!

  4. i love grimilkin . i need2 read the previous series. gr8 review

  5. I just posted my review for this too! I'm glad we felt similarly about this one! I missed Puck and Grimalkin so much that is was such a treat to get them in this book. I hope they hang around for the rest of the series! Awesome review hun!

  6. I posted my review on Thurs. Nice to hear that someone who loved the original series loved this one too. I only read The Iron King and wasn't a fan but I really liked The Lost Prince so I'm now tempted to finish the Iron Fey series. I loved Razor :)

  7. I also miss the characters from the Iron Fey series. Seeing them again in this book made me smile. Keirran is sooo....... like Ash. I can't wait to get to know him better. Lovely review :D


  8. I'm reading this book at the moment! I'm already sucked into the story because of her flowing writing style. I also want to hug Ethan, poor boy. And I think I like this cover even more than the US version! Awesome review :D

  9. oooh I am quite curious about this one! people really seem to be loving it and I'm curious to see what happens next. great review!

  10. I am so happy you adored this book so much, Celine! While I didn't love it quite as much as you, I definitely enjoyed it and am looking forward to whatever Julie slams us with next. It was great to see all the familiar faces, especially Grim and Puck!! <3 FANTASTIC REVIEW!

  11. Awesome review, Celine. I've heard so much about this book and I'm happy you loved it! :D

  12. I've been hearing great things about this one, and even though I wasn't a fan of the authors Fey series I think I'm going to give it a go as I did like the world she created...and Puck! Ethan sounds awesome too. ^^

  13. Extraordinary review, Celene! I was a bit hesitant about reading this book but you really do have a knack for making me want to abandon my current read for a Julia Kagawa book. :) Plus, everyone seems to ADORE this lady's novels so I simply have to see what all the fuss is about, right? ;)

  14. "I never thought your life would end up like this"

    I'm trying very hard to be sympathetic to the little man I once also felt sorry for back in the day. But, now I can't help but find him a bit whiny and not nearly as sexy as I wanted him to be. Which is disappointing. Still, I was happy to be with the old gang and to immerse myself in Julie's new plot, as it usually tends to be an interesting one. So it still gets a bit of a YAY from me for being with the Iron Fey series again.

  15. I am halfway into The Iron King and not super into it but I think it's really cool that there is a book in Ethan's perspective! Great review :D

  16. I also loved that this was written from Ethan's POV it added a breath of fresh air to the series and I LOVED the we still got to see Ash & Puck! Great review, I can't wait for the next book ^^

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  17. I'm so glad you liked this one, Celine! I loved the Iron Fey series, so I'm really keen on reading the spin off. I can't wait to learn more about Ethan and his own adventures. I hope I love him as much as you!


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