Saturday, March 2, 2013

Book Review: The Lost Prince

Book Review

The Lost Prince

Written By: Julie Kagawa

About the Author:

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series, was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn't getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.


This is a book I had been waiting on. I had read the sister series to this novel "The Iron Fey". It is one of my favorites! The imagination and research that had to go into those novels was beyond my comprehension. So when I heard that The Lost Prince was going to be released, I was ecstatic! 

This book is written from Ethan Chase's Perspective (Ethan is the younger brother of Meghan Chase, the Iron Queen). He is a human who was cursed with the ability to see the Fey. As pranksters and "monsters" go, that is a skill that the "average" human does not want to have. This book goes into detail of the struggles that Ethan experiences  and how his "abilities" make even the most normal and naturally difficult experiences of young adulthood an everyday nightmare.

This book is again, one of Julie Kagawa's beautifully written novels. She has yet to disappoint me with her descriptive writing and the flow in which her characters grace the pages of her books. I am giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The story was fun and inviting, and easy to follow along. It drew you in and kept your attention throughout the entire story.

I recommend this book to any young adult who loves paranormal, fantasy or the Irish Fey! It is fun, mystical and a joy t read! I can not wait until the next book!!!!!

If anyone else has read this book, and has any additional comments good or bad, let me know. If you enjoyed the book, or disliked the book, let me know. I want t hear from you!

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