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Welcome back to the world of iron fey.
Pre-reading reactions: OMG! Another dose of Iron Fey series! Amazing. And, Ethan? The Lost Prince? He's also a fey?? o.O
With that title, cover, and well, protagonist, you would really think that Ethan is a Prince. The lost Prince. But really, he isn't. I was actually guessing on some parts of the book when will the another truth will reveal, but it never came. Instead, a different revelation has emerged and another heavy dose of mystery.
Being in Ethan's mind is definitely a change. Before, on the entire Iron Fey series, we've been on Meghan's and for the last book, Ash's. Ethan is quite different. One, is he hated the faes and their world. He never wanted to do anything from them. But alas, Julie Kagawa wrote another book about them, and he's not very fortunate to be in their world. Again.
I liked the book, I really do. There are comebacks (of course. I just can't imagine how the fans will react if none of them showed in this book) of the Iron Fey series' famous characters. I just missed Grimalkin. And Puck. And Ash. I was actually wishing to get some more of them, but then again, it's Ethan's time to shine and the new characters.
I also liked the new characters. They weren't just additional, they were also the building blocks of the book. There are some mentions about Filipino traditions/culture, and a Filipino martial art--which Ethan is very good at--that made me smile. Of course, I'm a Filipino. It's just a weird but nice feeling and all that. It was that..it's just rare, whatever. But honestly, I never heard of that martial art. LOL But hey, I knew all the Filipino words used (of course). :D
It was a nice, refreshing comeback to the world of Kagawa's faes. I really missed it. *sniff*
I experienced a fantasy with full of actions, magics, mystery, show-stopping scenes in the 4-book series of Iron Fey, but I think here in The Lost Prince, there was something missing. A final spice to make it all perfect. I think it's the excitement I felt before, because there were parts of this book I've predicted, so I think I lost it. But overall, I really liked it, and I would definitely check out the next installments of the series. Yay!
<i>*Thank you SO much, Harlequin Teen for approving my request on Netgalley for this title (and for the other titles you trusted me with)! x</i>show more
by Michelle SedeÃ±o