Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Lost Prince

By Julia Kagawa

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.
Summary courtesy of Goodreads.

My review
THE LOST PRINCE is typical of a Julia Kagawa book, she's an expert at creating the complex world of the fey and the characters who dwell within it.

Ethan, is traumatized by the experience of being kidnapped as a boy, a residue of this is the ability to see the fey, who walk amongst us. Hes paranoid with good reason that he will be attacked and pulled back into their world again. Ethans life is a mess, at school hes looked on as a troublemaker and his mother doesn't know what to do to with him.

Ethan’s world is made up of fear, hatred and disgust of the Feary and the Iron Realm which his sister now rules.

New opportunities, open up for Ethan when he changes schools, and new friends surprisingly enough their fey outcasts and half lings. They need help, something is making them disappear and when it is revealed Ethan is The Iron Queen’s brother, they know he is the only one that can bring it to the attention of the Fey monarchy.

Ethan reluctantly agrees to help, when friends disappear and a girl he likes is targeted, by the dark creatures hunting his friends.
Typical Julia Kagawa-5 stars

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