Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (October 23, 2012)
Received From: Publisher in exchange for honest review: Netgalley
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 almost afraid to start The Lost Prince. I loved The Iron Fey series so much that I was afraid it just wouldn't live up to my expectations. How was Julie Kagawa going to be able to put the mortal brother of the Iron Queen in to The Iron Fey world and not make it just feel like a repeated version? I’m not sure why I ever doubted.
I loved seeing the Fey through the eyes of someone who has the proper fear for them and a lot of hate. Ethan was tormented by the Fey his whole life and having the sight is a curse for him. He hates his strange life and all that comes with it. Yet, when someone he knows and likes ends up in trouble, he has the strength of character to jump right in to that world he has avoided and try to help. I loved Kenzie, our new female lead. She was spunky and so full of life. She was constantly questioning everything and her inquisitiveness got them in to, and out of, several situations.
Seeing some of my favorite characters from The Iron Fey Series was great because I always miss characters when series end. It was also a lot of fun seeing them through the eyes of other people and at a different time in their lives. While it was great seeing Grimalkin (my favorite in The Iron Fey series) I think Razor’s constant input of “Bad Kitty” made him an instant favorite for me in The Lost Forgotten series. Now I can’t even see a cat without my brain yelling “Bad Kitty”.
The Lost Prince was full of adventure, suspense, romance, new and old friends, and great new mysteries that I can’t wait to find out more about in book two. It moved at a great pace that kept me turning pages and wanting to get back to the book as soon as I had to put it down. If you are a fan of The Iron Fey and haven't read it yet, you are missing out on something awesome. If you haven't read The Iron Fey series yet, this can be read without it, but I think some of the enjoyment and character development from the other series will be lost. I recommend to all fans of YA paranormal and Fey books.