Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Review: The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call Of The Forgotten #2) by: Julie Kagawa

Release Date: October 29, 2013
from Harlequin TEEN
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

"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."

My Thoughts:

Oh Kierran. Kierran Kierran Kierran, anyone who read the novella The Iron Prophecy knows that Kierran is destined for some crazy stuff and well he really is. Oh Kierran. That is all I could think as I was reading and it kept repeating in my head after I finished. I definitely enjoyed The Iron Traitor a lot more than I did The Lost Prince.

I think now that I have had a whole book to adjust to Ethan as a teen and not a four year old and grown accustomed to the fact that Meghan and Ash have a trouble making kid, I was able to enjoy this one a lot more. Oh and let me just say: like father like son. Kierran is so much like Ash sometimes it's super scary. I found myself more invested in the story this time around, now that I am distanced from the original series. That being said, I still enjoy the original series a whole lot more. No matter how hard they try, Ethan, Kenzie, and Kierran are just not Ash, Meghan, and Puck. Those three will always have a very special place in my heart. Honestly, every single time Ash or Puck was mentioned I had inner flail moments. And to add to my flailing, my favorite prankster and ice prince make an appearance as well. 

The plot in The Iron Traitor moves along at a great pace. It was tough to put down and it always felt as if I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. It just builds and builds and builds and then BAM it smacks you in the face. I can’t say I didn’t see some of it coming, but damn it still packed a punch. 

Along with the awesome plot, there is also some sweet romance. I have really come to love Ethan and Kenzie. They just work so well together and I want things to work out for them in the worst way possible. I love how Kenzie challenges Ethan and makes him the best guy he can be. She brings out the very best in him. I also love how Ethan dotes on Kenzie and just wants the best for her. They balance each other well. 

Now I am sure you have heard this before, because anyone who has read this book has brought it up, but it’s worth repeating. That ending is mean! So so so so so so mean! That is one of the best/worst cliffhangers I have ever read and I am desperate for the next book! 

The Iron Traitor is a great trip back into the Nevernever. I will always want more from this world, even if it doesn’t follow my favorite trio.


  1. Good review. I should start reading this series and the one before because they sound pretty good.

  2. Great review. I have this and I'm looking forward to starting it.

  3. I did not get along with this book -- especially its ending! GRRRRR. I don't think I'll be reading the next one, but I will re-visit the original series every chance I get. Wonderful review, wifey -- there really is no other place like the Nevernever! *glomps*

    1. That ending is really mean... like seriously? Its okay wifey... I'll read it for you and tell you all the things =]

  4. Ugh, I'm SO bad, I've only read the FIRST book in the Iron Fey series so I haven't even touched Ethan's story yet. I know! For shame! So I only glossed over this, but it seems I should wait until they're all out?! Great review tho Teresa!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

    1. Well you can finish the first four, since they are really their own series... but with the second spin off you might wanna wait lol

  5. Hmmm...I liked The Iron Prince well enough, but didn't feel excited for this one. You have officially changed my mind!

    1. I wasnt a huge fan of The Lost Prince either, but this one is a big improvement!

  6. Eeeep! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one more than Lost Prince! I have my copy, but haven't gotten to read it (surprise, surprise!) I'm definitely SUPER excited now!!!

  7. Great review!!

    I really need to read some Kagawa books!! I really need to get into her series! They seem like they would be pretty good!

  8. I really really can't wait to read this book Tess! And I just got more excited when I checked to see that it's going to be published on my birthday :DDDD Lovely review as always :D

    Jules of Jules Bookshelf


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