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.
Julie Kagawa has done it again.
It’s been a while since I’ve read any of the Iron Fae books in a while but when I picked up this book, I was happily thrown back into the world that Kagawa created for the Iron Fae. This book follows Ethan Chase as he tries his best to move on with his life away from the fae world as he can. After he was taken captive by those damn fairies, he hasn’t been a fan of them and more than anything, he wanted to forget them. It’s hard to do that because those fairies won’t leave him alone. When they start in on those close to him, Ethan feels like he has to step in and take care of these pests once and for all.
Ethan finds himself thrown into the faerie world against his wishes once again and with good reasons, he’s not happy. He’s the new guy in yet another school and he’s trying to keep a low profile there so that this town would be easier to live in than the last few towns that he lived in but when he meets Todd, who is getting bullied at school, it’s hard for him to not get involved. Not expecting to make any friends in this new school, Ethan puts up this prickly façade that doesn’t fool either Todd or the cute girl Kenzie St. James that won’t take a hike after he made it plain as day that he doesn’t want to be friends.
Kenzie, a reporter for the school’s newspaper won’t take no for an answer. She wants an interview with the new guy that has a bad reputation that followed him all the way to his new school and she’ll keep right on asking him until he agrees. It helps that he’s easy on the eyes and she feels that there is a lot more to Ethan Chase than meets the eye and she’s definitely interested in finding out what makes him, him.
They both get more than they bargained for when they’re thrown together in an adventure that one is unsure is real and the other is pissed at being drawn back into. Todd has been taken and there’s a new kind of faerie that is taking out the half-breeds on earth and sucking their souls out of them. Ethan needs to get back to the faerie world to find Todd and then he’s coming right back home to get on with his life but when things don’t go according to plan, Ethan is dragged into a potential war that he can’t walk away from.
There is a lot of things that pop up in this book and I enjoyed the ride. Ethan is prickly and he’s mad but he’s also got just cause for feeling the way that he does. He’s also very brave and he knows what he wants and what he’s capable of. The way that he handles the problems that were thrown at him had me turning the pages fast enough to cause worry of fire. I thought Kagawa did a great job of starting Ethan’s story and I very much look forward to reading the rest of the books in this branched off series.
It was good to see my favorite characters from the Iron Fae series again after so much time has passed. I loved seeing Meghan, Ash and Puck and then meeting the new characters like Keirran, Annwyl, Kenzie and even Todd.
This is definitely a series that I will continue to read and I’m pretty stoked about the reading journey to come. I definitely recommend this book.
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