Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Review: Iron Traitor

Iron Traitor by Julie KagawaIron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

Am really enjoying this series, and find myself constantly amazed at the direction this story is heading! Kagawa is an amazing author and while I initially had some concerns that Ethan couldn't possibly live up to Megan's story, he totally does!

Ethan is back home and trying to pick up the pieces after his unexpected adventure in the Nevernever. Things aren't so easy though, as he discovers that Kenzie is in the hospital and that his nephew is missing. Despite his best efforts, the fey simply won't leave him alone and he finds himself embroiled in their world once again.

While he's no longer a child and has proven himself over and over, I appreciate that Ethan still makes mistakes. Too-perfect heroes are boring, so glad that this series is anything but! Keirran makes mistakes too, which is a little more surprising because of his background. Love imperfect heroes!

This was a fast read, as I couldn't wait to see what happened next! Then I had to go back and reread the last few chapters to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Have to warn you that the ending totally took me by surprise. There may or may not have been a few tears, and maybe a few shouts of disbelief. If Kagawa's ears were burning, it was probably me screaming at her.

Amazing entry into the Iron Fey series, and I cannot wait for the next book to see where Julie takes the story next!!!

eARC received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review

1 comment:

  1. This series features some of my favourite covers, there is just doesn't about them that really appeal to me. Great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts.