Monday, November 4, 2013

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa [Review]

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa
Format: ebook
Source: provided by Harlequin Teen through NetGalley
Date read: September 23, 2013

The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten
1. The Lost Prince
2. The Iron Traitor - Paperback | Kindle

The Iron Fey
1. The Iron King
1.5 Winter's Passage
2. The Iron Daughter
3. The Iron Queen
3.5. Summer's Crossing
4. The Iron Knight
4.5. Iron's Prophecy

Julie Kagawa
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.
Thoughts on The Iron Traitor: Guuuuuys. This book was wicked good. The prophecy is revealing itself and DARK TIMES are afoot. Keirran is walking a fine line as his desire to save Annwyl pushes him to do darker and darker things. I think I'd apply the words recklessly terrifying to him. He's on the edge and it's scary.

Ethan is... well, I like that he's beginning to realize that no matter how much he might want to pretend otherwise, his life is tangled up with faeries and the Nevernever. It has been since he was first kidnapped and taken there as a child. The only difference is that now he has the means to defend himself.

So much happens here. SO MUCH. Kenzie is put in jeopardy time and time again and yet she chooses to stand proudly beside Ethan every time. Her illness is part blessing and part curse. She's fragile and easily damaged and yet knowing that she has a finite time left makes her willing to take chances that she wouldn't otherwise take. Or maybe she would. She has this core of strength in her that makes her rather fearless.

I loved seeing some old familiar faces and I'm smitten with the reasoning behind WHY all this is happening. I love when things come full circle. It makes me happy.

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