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Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

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

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie KagawaReviewer: Rowena
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1) by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Publisher: Harlequin, Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 23rd 2012
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 377
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Series Rating: four-stars

Don’t look at Them.Never let Them knowyou 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.

My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.

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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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
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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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Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa.

Posted January 25, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 3 Comments

Main Character: Meghan Chase
Love Interest: Prince Ash
Series: The Iron Fey, Book 3
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My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

This is the third book in the Iron Fey series and it takes up not too long after the second book ends. Just when you think everything is over and done with, something happens to prove you wrong. Don’t you just hate when that happens? So there’s a new False Iron King in their midst and he’s going after the Nevernever. The Summer and Winter Courts are united in trying to destroy the new false Iron King and they’re losing.

Enter Meghan.

She killed the last iron king, she can do it again, can’t she? Mab has no qualms about sending her in to try. She doesn’t care if Meghan lives or not so she’s got nothing to lose….because she’s already lost her son, Prince Ash to Meghan so Meghan isn’t high on Mab’s favorite list.

Lots of things pop off in this book. Meghan is just as charming as she’s always been (I’m trying not to roll my eyes down the street), there’s something about her that just gets on my nerves. The way she handled the whole Puck and Ash thing, the way that she’s so quick to jump down Puck’s throat for being immature when she should be the last person to talk about being mature since she’s far from it.

There were quite a few times when I wanted to choke Meghan the heck out and as much as she got on my nerves in this book, both Puck and Ash were there to pull me right back in. In all honesty, I can’t see what is so great about Meghan that both of these hottie faeries want her so much. I mean, the whole martyr act she puts on when the Seelie and Unseelie messengers come to deliver their royal court messages made me roll my eyes straight down the street. Her whole, “I won’t risk you both” line got on my nerves, I kept thinking, “Oh shut up and go practice your glamour!” Her reasoning behind it all was maddening and made me want to smack some sense into her.

There were points in this book where it was so easy to get lost in the descriptions of everything and because the descriptions were in depth, it was sometimes hard to follow and because it was hard to follow, the book dragged a bit for me. It was so easy for me to want to skip ahead to get to the good stuff and that’s how I know that I didn’t like this book as much as everyone else that reviewed this book already did but I will say that when the book finally did pick it, it sure did pick up.

Lots of things happen in this book that move the series along and I’m glad that I finished it because I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would when I first started this book. Fans of this series should read this book to keep the party going and fans of Julie Kagawa won’t be disappointed, I don’t think. Don’t let my annoyance at Meghan turn you off from this book, you should still read it.

..and that’s your scoop!

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For all the Mom’s out there, I’d give this book a rating of:

There’s a whole lot of kissing going on in this book, mention of doing the wild thing and some violence.

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Hero of the Month: Prince Ash.

Posted December 8, 2010 by Rowena in Features | 5 Comments

This month’s hero of the month comes from a hero who will be getting their own story very soon.

If you haven’t been around Twitter lately then you missed Julie Kagawa’s announcement that Prince Ash from the Iron Fae series is getting his own book, titled The Iron Knight. Oh holy goodness, I cannot tell you how excited I am for that book and to be honest, that news alone is one of the reasons why Ash is this month’s Hero of the Month.

It’s no secret that I’m totally:

…so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that sooner or later, Ash would have ended up as Hero of the Month! There are so many reasons why I love Prince Ash of the Unseelie Court so let me count the ways…=)

When we first meet Ash (not when we first see him) but when we first meet him, you could just tell that he was going to be filled to the brim with hottiness and he certainly is. I loved the whole ice prince thing he had going for him because though he was all cold and aloof, you could tell that he burned hot for little Miss Meghan Chase. As the series progressed, my love for Prince Ash grew until I was near bursting with it all.

How can you not love someone who did what they did at the end of The Iron Daughter? Seriously? Check out some of the reasons that I melt every time Ash gets some air time (quotes from Goodreads)

“One more thing,” Ash said in his dangerous, soft voice as we turned away. “If you do not return with her,” Ash continued, staring him down, “if she comes to any harm while she is with you, I will turn this entire camp into a bloodbath. That is my promise, lieutenant.”


“Forgive me,” Ash murmured, and I heard the faintest of tremors beneath his voice. “But I can’t…I won’t…give her up. Not now, when I’ve just found her.”


“You’re here, and the only dance I want is this one.”


“His forehead bumped softly against mine, his brilliant silver gaze searing into me. “I plan to keep you, from everyone, for as long as I’m alive. That includes Puck, the false king, and anyone else who would take you away.” One corner of his mouth quirked, as I struggled to catch my breath under his powerful scrutiny. “I guess I should’ve warned you that I have a slight possessive streak.”


“Hey, princess.”

“Hey,” I whispered, as Ash slipped his arms around my waist from behind, drawing me close. I could feel his glare aimed at Puck over my head, a silent, protective gesture that spoke louder than any words. Mine. Back off.”


“You are my heart, my life, my entire existence.”

I’m a sucker for romance and I’m a goner for possessive guys who love the heck out of their women and there’s no doubt in my mind that Prince Ash loves him some Meghan Chase (oh to be loved by someone as fiercely hot as Ash is).

The way that he loved Meghan and the lengths to which he went to protect her and show his love for her made me go soft each and every time. How could I not love him? He was also hotter than Hell and that helped matters a whole lot as well.

In my head, this is what he looked like:


So for all of those reasons and quotes and overall goodness, this is why Ash is this month’s Hero of the Month!

So why do you love Prince Ash? Share your thoughts with us!

..and that’s your scoop!

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Good News for all You Prince Ash Fans!

Posted November 10, 2010 by Rowena in News | 3 Comments

It’s been a couple of days since I found out and I’m still walking around my office building looking like this:

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Julie Kagawa, author of the awesome Iron Fey series announced on Twitter this past weekend this:

Okay, Twitter. Wanna know the big SEKRIT project? Check out goodreads.

And I haven’t been able to keep this goofy grin off of my face! ASH IS GETTING HIS OWN BOOK! This bit of news has warmed my Prince Ash loving heart. WOO FREAKING HOO! Check it out on Goodreads.

Who’s as excited as I am about all of this?

..and that’s your scoop!

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