Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
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.
The amount of excitement I had going into reading this was incredible. Julie Kagawa is hands down one of my favorite authors. Her books are amazing and she has such a flawless writing style. I was not disappointed with The Lost Prince.
The story opens with a teenage Ethan Chase, any trace of the tiny toddler we saw him as last is gone. Ethan is now a young man who is constantly on alert. Bouncing from school to school as a “troubled teen” Ethan struggles to find a place in a world that is constantly invaded by another one.
One of the things that I love about Julie Kagawa is the constant action and fight scenes in her novels and The Lost Prince is no different. From the very first page we are thrust onto an awesome adventure with Ethan where he travels back to the Fey world!!! AND he finally gets to meet his mysterious older sister Meghan again!
The strangest part of this book was getting to see Ash and Meghan from an outsiders point of view. The last book in the Iron Fey series, The Iron Knight, was one of the most amazing books I have ever read and showed so much of the duo. It was weird not to see them as the kick-ass duo that they have always been.
We do get to see a lot of Ethan’s adventures though, after all The Lost Prince is his story so what else could we expect? There’s a girl, a friend, an adventure. Reminds me of another group of people that we all know and love *cough*Puck, Meghan, and Ash*cough*
Overall I really loved this book, maybe it wasn’t the 5 star that Iron Knight was, but it was still a great read. It should also be noted that reading the first series is not required for reading this series, but it will help greatly in the understanding.