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{October 25, 2012}   {Review} The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

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.


I was so stoked that Kagawa decided to write a spinoff novel of her Iron Fey series.  I really enjoyed her first series, learning all about iron faeries; it was such a unique idea to begin with, but Kagawa certainly wasn’t done, and as it turns out, she still has more awesomeness up her sleeves, for which I am very thankful!

This story follows Meghan’s little brother, Ethan (remember the little guy that was kidnapped and thus brought Meghan into the Fey world in the very first novel?), who is all grown up now (well, in high school, anyway).  But, he’s very bitter; angry with the fey, angry with Meghan, angry with his parents… all around angry, as is to be expected, what with being kidnapped as a kid, “abandoned” by his sister, and having parents that just don’t get it. And yet, as much as he tries to hide it, he has a very big heart, for both humans and fey, as it turns out.

Ethan has a lot of learning to do in this novel, and I loved watching his struggle as he learns more about the fey and his sister’s kingdom.  There were plenty of twists and turns, and our beloved characters from the first series all make an appearance, including Meghan’s son, who plays a huge part in this novel, and I just thought that was great.  I wasn’t expecting it at all, and it completely made the story for me as I loved The Iron Knight so much!

Overall, Kagawa’s newest series is epic, and I loved the new turn of events, with a new group of fey entering the human world—a group no one is expecting, especially the Iron Fey.  And, if you thought the Iron Fey were interesting in the first series of books, then you’re definitely going to love the new dangers presented by the fey that blast themselves into the human world in this latest novel. Four stars.


Harlequin has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read a copy of this novel, via Netgalley.


I’ve been wanting to read Kagawa for awhile. Either Immortal Rules or the Iron Fey series. I can never decide which series to jump into first. Eventually I’ll pick one and immerse myself in her work.

Bea Tejano says:

I have this on my TBR list and I’m excited to read it!:D Thanks for the great review:)

Hollow May says:

When I heard author Julie Kagawa was writing a spinoff of the Iron Fey featuring Meghan’s brother I, along with others, squealed with delight. I just wasn’t ready to leave the Fey world!! Thanks for the review. I can’t wait to read The Lost Prince!! =)

Have you read Iron’s Prophecy yet? I’m reviewing it tomorrow on the blog and wish I’d read it prior to The Iron Prince.

Vivien says:

I’m really excited to read this one. I really enjoyed Kagawa’s fey series and her Vampire book. Now I can’t wait to start this spin off. I hope it’s good!!

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