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Oct 4, 2013

Book review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Traitor
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the forgotten #2
Pages: 304
Source: ARC thanks to Harlequin Teen via NetGalley.
Pre-order ir: Amazon/ Audible/ TBD
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.


With strong characters, a magical world and Kagawa’s addictive writing, the second book of The Iron Fey: Call of the forgotten is a must read.

If it’s been almost a year since you read The Lost Prince, I’m sure you will remember everything because that is one of those books you simply can’t forget.
In this new adventure Julie Kagawa take us to another side of the fey’s world where Ethan Chase faces a new kind of enemies he never expected, leaving readers on the edge of our seat, completely obsessed with Ethan’s new quest.

During the first half of The Iron Traitor we can see the Keirran we learned to love in the previous book, but we can also see how he’s changing while the prophesy follow its course. Keirran has an important role in the story, which will lead us to meet once again the characters from The Iron Fey that we loved before.
Ethan, on the other side is the same gorgeous character from The Lost Prince. A little more open, a little less tough (though, I really loved when he was tough). He sacrifices the normality he thought he finally had to help Keirran on a mission that could destroy everything. Kenzie is always by his side, always loyal, always brave.
So, the three of them take us again to the Never Never where we meet new, stronger and more deadly fey.

The Iron Traitor is a lot more romantic than The Lost Prince. The author manages perfectly a vision of both couples (Ethan and Kenzie, Keirran and Annwyl), while describing Keirran’s love interactions from Ethan’s POV on a very boy-ish way.
Ethan and Kenzie becomes a more solid couple. Their love scenes were cute and heartbreaking.
And on my personal opinion Ethan Chase has one of the best male POV I have ever read.

The Iron Traitor is not just a fantasy, action packed installment. Kagawa’s writing is far beyond that.  This is a book about life-changing choices, about and what it means to be in love and desperate to have a “forever” with that special person.

The ending of The Iron Traitor has a master cliffhanger.
Julie Kagawa will break your heart. She will leave is screaming and begging for the next book to come NOW!
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa is a phenomenal and heart-stopping sequel.



  1. *groans* Nooo another cliffhanger! Those terrify me. Anyway, I'm glad The Iron Traitor is good. I'm curious to read it because I didn't like The Lost Prince as much as most people seemed to, but I thought it was very entertaining and I'm looking forward to reading more from Ethan!

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

  2. Oh no!!!! I don't want another chiffhanger!!! Though I really really want to read it ASAP!
    Thanks for the review!

  3. I haven't read this series, but I really enjoyed Immortal Rules, so I'd like to try it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. Fantastic review! I've been very curious about this series and this book, and your review has made me decide I really NEED to read it, but with your cliffhanger warning... I'll wait till the next one is closer to publication!!


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