The Lost Prince- Julie Kagawa
Julie has done it again! The Lost Prince is a continuation of Iron Fey series focusing on Ethan, Meghan’s younger brother. OH EM EFF GEE is this book awesome. If you’re a fan of the Iron Fey you’re going to have plenty of beloved characters return, some great references to previous books and in particular the novellas, and best of all you get to return to the amazing Never Never Julie has created for us. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Ethan who while damaged by the fey (who wouldn’t be!) is totally swoon worthy and heroic. He is self-sacrificing, protective, brave, and at times a petulant child. I found his voice to be particularly interesting, actually far more so to me than Meghan’s was I think. His trusty sidekick and love interest is probably my favorite current heroine in any book series right now, Kenzie. Girlfriend is tough as nails and slow to reveal her vulnerabilities. I’ve decided we’re soul sisters. My heart’s already breaking for the two of them because it’s hard to see how they can possibly have a happy ending. The Lost Prince is a great start to Ethan’s story and I for one cannot wait to find out what twists and turns Julie has up her sleeve for this one!
The Lost Prince is due out October 23rd from Harlequin Teen. Pre-order your copy here.
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The Iron Knight-Julie Kagawa
Winter is coming. This is the only time I’ll ever be excited about that phrase.
The first thing that struck me as I began reading The Iron Knight was how much I missed Meghan Chase’s voice. It didn’t take long however before I loved Ash’s narration just as much. The best part is that the story endeared both Ash and Puck to me. We learn more about their past, their current tension, and the future of their friendship. There were interesting plot twists, fun friendly banter, and an eclectic group of characters. I love where Kagawa went with the concept of memory tied to existence and all the “what ifs” of humanity for Ash. I don’t think there could have been a better ending to the Iron Fey than The Iron Knight. I highly recommend it to fans of the fey and male protagonists alike.
The Iron Knight is due out October 25th. You can pre-order your copy here.
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The Iron Queen- Julie Kagawa
The third book in the Iron Fey series is an epic adventure in and of itself. Kagawa had me convinced that our lovely leading lady was going to meet a nasty end. Seriously, I was beginning to panic. Though our heroine may survive, the ending is far from happy. Though with Iron Knight forthcoming, there is plenty of time for Ash and Meghan to make it work. Kagawa does a great job relating a story that shows that decisions often come with a cost. I can’t get enough of Puck, Ash, and Meghan and look forward to more adventures in the Nevernever.
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Iron Daughter- Julie Kagawa
I adore Meghan Chase. In the second book of the Iron Fey series, Meghan comes into her own, growing a backbone of iron while remaining realistically emotionally complex. I love that Kagawa has made Meghan’s humanity her greatest strength in a world where it’s seen as a weakness. In fact, I love the world Kagawa has created where you cannot help but ask youself what is the price of modernity, the cost of technology, and is it worth it? Iron Fey is definitely one of the best fairy series out right now with tons of action and even more romance.
Soundtrack Song: Pete Francis “Burning the River”
The Iron King- Julie Kagawa
The Iron King was full of traditional faerie lore with a modern metal twist. I appreciated the social commentary Kagawa provides on modernity’s obsession with technology and science. I like Megan; I find her relationships with Puck and Ash to be quite intriguing, though I have to say I am not yet convinced about either one of them. Guess that’s what the Iron King Daughter is for which is being released next month.