The Lost Prince
By Julie Kagawa
Publication date: Oct. 23, 2012
Harlequin Teen, 379 pages
Source: Publisher, via 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’s 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 myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.
— Goodreads.com description
At a certain point while reading this book, I may or may not have pumped my fist in the air and chanted silently to myself: “KA-GA-WA! KA-GA-WA!”
Three cheers for Julie! I mean really! It’s hard to shift a beloved series away from the characters we’ve all come to know and love and make a secondary character the new lead. But in The Lost Prince, she does a beautiful job of weaving together the old and new, introducing us to new fey and bringing in some old favorites just when they are needed most.
And Ethan! Phew. Is that boy a Chase or what? I love Ethan because he’s so damn similar to Meghan, but he just doesn’t realize it. His struggles are fresh and his own, but sweetly parallel the Iron Fey stories we fell in love with in the first place.
Truly, if you love this series, The Lost Price is a foregone conclusion: It’s a total winner.