Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{Early Review} The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince
by Julie Kagawa

Expected Publication: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Paperback, 379 pages
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Source: Received eARC from NetGalley.
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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’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.

Rating- 4 stars

First off, spoilers ahead! If you haven't read The Iron Fey series, I suggest you just step away from the review. ._.

The Lost Prince is about Meghan Chase's little brother--whom we all know him from TIF series as the one who got kidnapped and brought to the Nevernever in The Iron King--and he's changed. A. Lot. Then when his half-breed Phouka friend goes missing, and sightings of mysterious creepy Fey suddenly spring up, Ethan has to get involved in something he's been avoiding ever since Meghan left him.

I have to say that this was a hella awesome read, but it had some disappointments in here and there. But to begin the actual review, the plot was super cool. The main problem in the Nevernever is everything dying off--if you've read TIF series, you'll already know this. And then there are faeries that spring up out of no where when Ethan's friend goes missing. They're the faeries that children forgot about, their Glamour ran on the children's imagination, if I'm not mistaken. (It's been a almost a whole bloody year since I've read about TIF. ;-;) That's all I'll say about that because I already feel like I'm spoiling everything. ;P But I thought the plot was awesomely neat and a clever point to be made since it's been stated in TIF. That means old characters show up. <333 br="br">
As for characters, Ethan to me, he's kind of a bastard. He's rude to everyone he encounters, though I understand why he does it. He doesn't want to get involved with anyone, and especially nobody with him. But there's not really much to say about him since he's nothing like Meghan--well he's stubborn, but other than that, nothing. To me at least. And what's up with the tattoos on the cover model's body? There's absolutely no mention of him having tattoos in the book. *drools confusingly though*

The love interest. I felt like my head was about to explode every time Kenzie opened her mouth. I seriously wanted to wrestle a rabid bear than walk through the Nevernever with her stubborn-ass like Ethan did. I could endure Ethan, but she was just getting on my nerves really bad lol. By the end of the book, I understand her a little better. Do I feel sorry for her? Yes. Do I like her because of it? No. Call me shallow or whatever, but when I start disliking a character as much as I did Kenzie in the beginning, it's hard for me to like them. Granted, I dislike her less now. xD But I was surprised when she came out about her "secret." I'm just wondering how that will effect her and Ethan's relationship.

And I'd like to say that there wasn't enough Puck in this. But I get it that this is in a whole new perspective and holy shit I'm missing them...BUT DAMMIT I LOVE PUCK. :'c And the cameos Ash and Meg made just made me fangirl all over the place. Like as soon as Ash was mentioned but not soon as he was described, I was like, "Omfg, I just wet my pants a little. MY FEELS CANNOT CONTAIN THIS ABOUT OF EMOTIONS." But then it just all died down when Keirran came into the picture. He wasn't anything I expected him to be. Ash's son... He's...he' I just can't. I AM DISAPPOINTED. I knew it was him when Ethan saw him outside of Meg's home. I. Knew. It. And you can tell Puck didn't want to be in Keirran's presence. I felt SO sorry for him I JUST WANTED TO SHRINK HIM DOWN AND PUT HIM IN MY CLEAVAGE FOREVER. I mean... ._. Cuddle him. Wait. Nevermind. But there was Grimalkin in here too. <3Who doesn't love Grim after reading these books?!

I'm so glad I got sucked back into this world; I was missing it terribly after I finished The Iron Knight almost one year ago. *nostalgic sigh* Julie creates such mind-bending books, it's so unreal. I loved it. <3 Other than the minor flaws, I loved this book, but just couldn't give it five stars. And I'm mad at myself for doing such a horrific act for one of Julie Kagawa's books. I MEAN SHE JUST FOLLOWED ME ON TWITTER AND NOW I WROTE THIS REVIEW. I'M GONNA CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP FOR FOREVER IS SHE UNFOLLOWS MEEEEE.

But this cover.... Ethan has forever changed from a little boy to just a pile of steaming hotness.


  1. Haha loved the gif, I just got accepted for the galley on netgalley and I can't wait to read about Puck *dreamy sigh* So sad to hear that you where disappointed by Kierran :/ I'll have to read this ASAP great review!

    -Kaina @ These Flying Pages

    1. Other than Keirran, it's awesome! I'm sure you'll love i. :)

  2. Baha I loved this review! I'm sorry you were disappointed. I didn't love it quite as much as the original series (although I still gave it 5 stars just because it's still Iron Fey and still Julie Kagawa), and it didn't even come close to comparing to Iron Knight (my favorite). I thought Kenzie was alright, although the revelation about her was like...really? Eh. But I almost peed myself when you said you'd rather wrestle a rabid bear. XD
    I leaned more toward Team Ash in TIF and Iron Knight made me fall all the way to his side...but I still felt bad for Puck with Keirran being in the picture. "shrink him down and put him in my cleavage" HAHAHAAA most people would say pocket, but you said cleavage. YES, FOLKS, SHE WENT THERE. Lmao!
    I want to see more Keirran in the future (I loved him), but what does Geo really, really, REEEAAALLY want? MORE GRIMALKIN! Please, oh please Julie, can we have a novella about Grim? Pleeeeaaaaassseeee????

    Ahem. Anyway, this is a bit of a long winded comment isn't it? Forgive me >.<
    Great review! ♥

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

    1. LOLOLOL. I think The Iron Knight was my favorite as well, and it made me fall for Ash a little bit more, but not enough for me to switch from team Puck. ;3 By the end of the book, I didn't know my feelings for Kenzie completely... I was the same way when her revelation came out too. Like...IS THAT WHY SHE'S A STUBBORN WENCH? Nah, jk. xD I was a bit shocked, yes, but that's it.
      I want to see more about Keirran too, just to see if he's as bad as I think he is. (I wanted to kick him in the end of TLP, honestly.)

      Lol! It's alright. I love long comments on my reviews. :D
      Thank youuu!!