Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Reviewed by: Cassie
The Fairies Say: *fainted from excitement*

Summary (from Goodreads.com)

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 dangerous, long long forgotten.

This novel is one of Julie's books that will have you demanding for the second one as soon as you finish your read.

I think we all can admit that we are serious Julie Kagawa fans. I mean, first we had the Iron Fey series. THEN we had The Immortal Rules (Which, by the way I'm dying for May 2013, when its sequel is out, to come faster!) and NOW we have a NEW series. And it's in the Iron Fey series world. So it's understandable that I was disappointed by this because I thought it was going to be 100 gold stars and a big squeal.

Don't get me wrong- I liked it a LOT! I had trouble putting it down, it's just I felt it was a bit shallow. What I mean? Well. Let me start.
Ethan, Meghan's younger brother, would be a GREAT guy to read about, not really to read from his POV. Because, honestly: how fun is it to read from a broody, moody, hostile, and intense guy's POV? That we know nothing about really. Then we get shoved into a love interest. And action. Not the best.
The love interest, Mackenzie, didn't grow on me. In the beginning I thought she was annoying. In the middle she was just sort of "mleh". And in the end she was "eh, decent". She felt flat for me.
Even Kierran, Meghan/Ash's kid, felt flat. Maybe it's because he was too serious and was consumed in his little love/affair, but he seemed "blah".
I really miss Puck (the moments he popped up brightened the book) and Meghan and Ash and Grimalkin. Yeah, basically the whole crew.

BUT don't get me wrong! I'm just comparing this with the other series (bad idea, I know) and I hope the next books will improve. I would still say it was really good for a book, but not Julie Kagawa's best. I still recommend everyone out there to try it out :)

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo-

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