The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
Harlequin Teen, 377 Pages
Source: ARC via Edelweiss
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Call of the Forgotten #1, a spin-off of The Iron Fey series
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.
Oh, Julie Kagawa! How I have missed your writing!
This book is definitely the first of a series I am ready and willing to fall in love with. This new fey series from Kagawa is in the same realm as the Iron Fey, but is more of an offshoot called The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten. We meet Meghan Chase’s not-so-little half-brother Ethan. He experienced his sister being taken to the land of Faery as a young boy, but he remembers all of it. He has become known as a bit of a troublemaker, moving from school to school for serious infractions…but how can you can control what happens when the mischievous fey know you can see them?
- Male Protag, Ethan Chase. I am so happy to see him all grown up and ready to defend himself & others. He is a bit cold at the beginning of the book, but you can’t blame him. Bad things happen to those he gets close to.
- Female Protag. I wasn’t expecting him to have a companion. (Side note: I don’t usually read the synopsis or premise of the book before I pick it up–I like to be surprised.) She is tough and a no nonsense kind of chick, and I like her!
- GRIMALKIN! I’ve missed your sassy Cheshire-mouth. (Grim is easily my favorite character ever…Kagawa really brings him to life and gives him such a hilariously sarcastic demeanor.)
- Back in the Wyldwood and Nevernever…I couldn’t be happier! Not exactly Disneyland, but it never fails to intrigue me. You never know what is going to happen.
- New character that will make you say…”Wait…What? How? When? Oh…weird. I LOVE IT!” I’ll preserve some of the surprise for y’all.
- New antagonists…they are The Forgotten and they are ruled by The Lady. But what are they and who is she? Exactly.
- That the book ended. Seriously, that is all I have. I loved this book. It made me so nostalgic for the Iron Fey series.
If you missed your favorite characters from the previous book series, don’t worry! You’ll get to reunite with them again and meet some new characters, too. I can’t wait for the next book…I’m so excited to have Kagawa’s fey back in my life.