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Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa.

Posted October 16, 2012 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Rowena’s reviews of The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa.

Main Character: Ethan Chase
Love Interest: Kenzie St. James
Series: The Iron Fae, Call of the Forgotten #1
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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.

…and that’s your scoop!

This book is available from Harlequin Teen. This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Book Watch: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Posted April 24, 2012 by Holly in Promotions | 3 Comments

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Check out the trailer. I’m not usually big on them, but this one is really well done.

Be honest, how many of you are excited for this book? I know I am.

This book is available now from Mira Ink. You can buy it here or here in e-format.


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Guest Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Posted January 6, 2012 by TG in Reviews | 2 Comments

TG’s review of The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa

Her name is Meghan Chase. She thought it was over. She thought that her time with the fey, the impossible choices she had to make, the sacrifices of those she loved, was behind her. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag her back, kicking and screaming. Drag her away from the banished prince who’s sworn to to stand by her side. Drag her into the core of conflict so powerful, even she’s not sure she’ll survive. She’s not sure anyone can survive it. . . . This time, there will be no turning back.

 

Inside Julie Kagawa, there is an immense power. A power she wields with confidence. She has the ability to write flawlessly, to create characters with a spark of life in them that makes them seem to come alive. She can take one girl, and turn her from an isolated bumpkin, to an all powerful Regina. Her writing seems effortless and breezy, with just the right amount of emotion to engage the reader. Her characters are well rounded and filled with a complex thought process.

From the very first page, I was enraptured. My thoughts could not be persuaded to focus on anything else until it was finished, and after I read from cover to cover, I craved more. I would highly recommend this and all of the Iron Fey series to other young adult lovers. If faeries are your thing, you’ll never see them like this again. But I’ll let you see for yourself. Happy reading!
5 out of 5


This book is available from Harlequin Teen.  You can buy it here or here in ebook format.


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Guest Author: Julie Kagawa Stops by The Book Scoop!

Posted October 31, 2011 by Rowena in Promotions | 2 Comments


I’m super thrilled to have Julie Kagawa stop by The Book Scoop today to chat with us over here. She’s written four books that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading over the course of the last couple of years and I’m doing my happy dance over here because she’s here on my blog.

*squeealll*
Please help me give Julie Kagawa a warm welcome to The Book Scoop! And now on with the questions…

1. Is there something you would like to say to your readers?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Authors are nothing without readers, and I’m forever grateful to you for giving my books a chance. =)

2. As I was reading The Iron Queen I had to stop and grab tissues several times, when you were writing it did you find yourself getting overly emotional?

Bwahaha, your tears feed my Muse! Ahem…I mean, no, not in The Iron Queen at least. I knew what was going to happen, and I’m the type that likes Ultimate Noble Sacrifice endings. I did, however, get a little emotional while writing The Iron Daughter, when a certain character I won’t name died. I’d grown quite attached to him, and I shed a couple tears when his inevitable end finally came. Rest in peace, big guy, you will be missed.

3. Being that the Iron Knight is written from Ash’s point of view, was it easier or harder to switch over and tell his story?

It was a little harder, initially. I knew Meghan; after three books I knew her voice and her personality and her quirks. It was difficult with Ash, because he was such a guarded character, and he never was really chatty. And because he’s lived such a long time, and is an Unseelie fey, he’s done some things in his life that might change how some people view him. It was actually kind of scary putting his story out there; what will people think now that they know the real Ash? But I wrote his story as honestly as I could, and I hope they will come to love the Winter Prince as much as I do.

Thanks so much to Julie Kagawa for stopping by. I, personally think she did an amazing job with Ash’s character and I didn’t think it was possible for me to love him anymore than I did at the end of The Iron Queen but in The Iron Knight, I did. If you haven’t read this book then you need to fix that because, it’s good stuff. Fans of this series will enjoy it and fans of Ash will be thrilled.

Go out and read it, you won’t be sorry!

..and that’s your scoop!

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Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.

Posted October 31, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments


Main Character: Ash
Love Interest: Who else?
Series: The Iron Fae, Book 4
Author: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

Oh man, Ash. Ever since I met Ash in the beginning of the series, I wanted more from him. I wanted to know his thoughts and his feelings as he was feeling them instead of getting them secondhand through Meghan. Julie Kagawa made that possible by writing this book and she’s like my favorite person right now because of that.

This book is told through Ash’s point of view and it was so good to finally get to know Ash, through Ash. I ate this book up and just couldn’t get enough because well, because of Ash. This book follows Ash as he goes on this quest to become human. He wants to become human because Meghan is now the ruler of the Iron Kingdom and the fae and the iron don’t really mix well. The fae get hurt if they try to get near and so that’s what has prompted Ash to be human so that he could get the girl, truly get the girl in the end.
Everyone say it with me now, AWWWWW!
It’s so weird to see all of these emotions coming from the guy who was so cold and so frosty (haha) at times with everyone around him. He was taught that showing any kind of emotion was a weakness and so he never did. He didn’t have that happy childhood that everyone deserves and yet I still adored him. Kagawa showed us the Ash that we didn’t know, the Ash that surprised me as I was reading about it all. He wasn’t this sunshiny personality like Puck is and as awful as he was, my heart was already his for the taking and Kagawa does a great job of redeeming him in my eyes. There was a time or two when I wasn’t so sure that he should be forgiven but then I would think about how this is Ash, then I’d think about the quest that he’s on now and the person that he is now. He wasn’t the same person that he used to be and more than anything, my heart went out to him.
Over the course of this book, a lot of things pop off and right from the jump, I was invested in the story and the characters. I’ve already come to love the characters in this book, especially Ash so I was rooting them on from the very start. This whole journey was all over the place and Ash literally went to the ends of the earth for Meghan and my heart went all soft for him at every turn of this book. He wasn’t always perfect, he got on my nerves some of the time but never once did I stop loving him.
Kagawa does a great job of keeping the reader interested in what comes next. The world that she built for this series is amazing and you never really know what to expect next which is something that I enjoyed. In this series, anything goes and I ate it all up. I will say that as much as I adored getting to know Ash on a more personal level, I kind of missed Meghan. I missed hearing her thoughts, becoming annoyed with her and overall, I just missed her. I guess, I’m used to hearing what she thinks about everything and it was weird to not get all Meghan, all the time.
I will say that I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed all of the ups, the downs and seeing everyone again. It was a great ending to a series that I wasn’t ready to end but man, it was great. I definitely recommend this book to fans of this series because really, if you love Ash (and who doesn’t?) then you’re going to love this book. Heck, even if you’re a Puck fan, you’ll enjoy this one. I promise!

..and that’s your scoop!

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