Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
October 23, 2012
THE LOST PRINCE is a wonderful addition to Kagawa’s fey book world. Ethan has grown into a strong yet wary boy due to his Sight that allows him to see the terrifying world his sister lives in. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Kagawa book without quite a few twists and turns, as well as the introduction of some of our favorite characters from Meghan’s novels like Grimalkin and some new and interesting ones like Keirran. While I still find myself missing the adventures of Ash and Meghan, I think this new spin-off series has a lot of potential.
Ethan isn’t the little innocent toddler from Meghan’s point of view anymore. He has seen and experienced the things from our nightmares thanks to his ability to see the fey. Ethan has become a bit of a bad boy, which I was definitely surprised to see but not at all unhappy with! While it was frustrating to see him pushing others who only wanted to help him, I could definitely understand his reasons for his actions. By the end of the book, he has grown into a much stronger person than he started as and I am excited to see where the next books take him.
Kagawa really outdid herself with the twists in THE LOST PRINCE. I did not see quite a few of them coming and I am still a bit in shock about one thing. Kagawa’s Iron fey have really come to be magnificent beings since their role as villains in Meghan’s trilogy. It was really nice to see them taking on a new role thanks to Meghan’s rule. That being said, they are still fey and always have their own agenda’s in mind.
The only problem I would have to say I had with THE LOST PRINCE is Ethan’s love interest, Kenzie. Unfortunately, I could never connect with her due to her impulsiveness and her actions. I was so irritated with some of the stuff she said and did! I really just don’t see what Ethan sees in her at all. While the reasons behind her impulsiveness are revealed eventually, I still just couldn’t sympathize that much with her. I really hope that I can begin to connect with her in the next few novels, but I’m just not sure at this point.
That being said, THE LOST PRINCE is an enchanting novel with so many aspects readers have come to love from Kagawa. I can’t wait to see what The Forgotten have in store for Ethan next!