Book Review- The Lost Prince

Friday, 18 July 2014
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 377
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic

Rating: 4/5

Don’t look at Them.Never let Them knowyou can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase.And I may not live to see myeighteenth birthday.-Goodreads


I received an ebook copy of this novel from Netgalley. 
*I received this arc in 2012, but never got around to reading it!!*

I read the first book in the main Iron Fey series (the series that this series spins off) in 2012 and I didn't enjoy it very much, I found Meghan to be a very dislikeable character, and I have never continued with the series. However I am currently trying to read books that I received from Net Galley and never got around to reading so I decided to tackle this one.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel. It's a very quick read, it took me very little time to get through it, and at times I even wanted to read on to see what happened. 
Although I couldn't remember anything about the Iron Fey world or the characters, very little background knowledge was required to enjoy this novel, I managed fine! I don't know if this series spoils the Iron Fey series if you read it first, so I couldn't give you any advice on which to read first.
Ethan is the main character in this book, he is Meghan's half brother, and I must admit I like him more than Meghan. Be warned though, this boy has teenage angst by the bucketful, it basically oozes out of his pores! However I still liked him, even through the angst and self pity. He pushes everyone away because he is avoiding the Fey that follow him around, because they know he can see them. However, when he moves to a new school he meets Kenzie, a girl who won't go away no matter how hard he pushes.
To be honest I found Kenzie to be a pretty annoying character, but the two of them compliment each other, and together I actually really liked them. 
The plot of the book was pretty well paced, it has action and an interesting mystery running through it, which kept my interest fairly well. A number of characters from the Iron Fey series featured in this novel too, including Meghan, Ash, Puck and the cat Grimalkin, although I couldn't really remember anything about them. 
Overall I rather enjoyed this novel, and I'm tempted to revisit the Iron Fey series and give it another chance.

Top 10 Tuesday #1

Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Top 10 Favourite TV Shows


This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (link here). This weeks topic was tv shows, and as I watch a ridiculously large amount of tv I thought this would be a good week to start.
These are my current top 10 tv shows, although not in any order!

  

I only started watching this show this year, but it has fast become one of my favourites, I have fallen in love with all the characters, and may have cried once or twice!!



This is another show that I have only started watching this year, and I have binge watched it in a few weeks. The different creatures that show up every episode are very entertaining, and as you'll realise, I'm a sucker for any kind of cop show.


Continuing with the cop theme is Castle, few things make me as happy as the relationship between Castle and Beckett. I also have a soft spot for Esposito and Ryan, the bromance!!

 

These 20 minute episodes never fail to perk me up if I'm feeling down. Jim and Pam, love them, and Dwight is very amusing. Although I prefer the episode with Steve Carrell's character Michael in them, I love all the episodes!!



Yes, I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, and this BBC series is one of my favourite shows ever. The wait between series' is agony, why must you do that BBC?!?


Ever since the first episode with Christopher Eccleston's 9th Doctor, I have been hooked on this show. True it has it's ups and downs (looking at you Stephen Moffat!) it generally entertains me, and the early series' are just ace!!



Although I haven't seen season 3 of this show, it still deserves a place in my list because it is one of my favourite sci-fi/alien shows that I have ever watched, it has action, characters that I fell in love with, and a very good looking cast ;)



I watched season 1 of this show earlier this year and it was so good. Seriously, if you haven't watched it I definitely recommend it, although I did have to put the subtitles on as I struggled to understand Matthew McConaughey's mumbling!!


I discovered this show through Tumblr, it isn't very well known or publicised in the UK, but I'm very glad I did. Apart from having a very attractive cast, the monsters are scary enough and the plots thick enough to keep me intrigued. Although Supernatural doesn't currently have an air channel in the UK as Sky Living has dropped it, I will definitely check out the next season.


This BBC show, starring and written by one of my favourite comedians Miranda Hart, makes me roar and cry with laughter every single time I watch. It's one of those shows that still amuses me every single time I watch. Featuring a group of immensely loveable characters, if you haven't watched before, I suggest you do.

Those were my top 10 shows, I hope you enjoyed reading this, and if you have any suggestions for other shows, feel free to comment them below!!
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