November 07, 2013

The Iron Traitor - Review

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) 
by Julie Kagawa
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 Review
Ethan has just returned from the land of the fey. He just wants to see his girlfriend Kenzie and live a normal life with no fey involved. Kenzie's dad won't let her see Ethan and that is just the start of the trouble for them. It seems Keirran has come up missing and they want Ethan's help finding him. Going against everyone's wishes Ethan begins the journey to find Kierran then help him find a cure for the Forgotten. Kierran and Ethan become closer and Ethan makes some decisions against everyone's wishes he may wish he hadn't.

Ethan is the type who doesn't want trouble but it always seems to find him. He loves his family and will do anything for them. He also cares very much for Kenzie and wants her to stay out of things and safe. She really is one the first to look beneath his tough exterior to the guy underneath it. Kenzie may not be the strongest person around but she won't sit back she is willing to jump in and help Ethan in any way no matter what. I like her she has such a drive and does not give up. Keirran I have mixed feelings about. I do understand he will do anything to save the one he loves but he is very selfish at times about it. He has a dark edge that is showing more and more. He doesn't think before he does things. 

I like this series and for me with each book I seem to enjoy it more. I like this addition as it shows more of Kierran and what all he will do. Ethan you also get to at times see the softer side of with Kenzie. This is a journey back into the land of Fey and other places. I really liked seeing the Market as it was new to me. I love seeing Kenzie and Ethan together. They are so good together and you really want the best for them both. Ethan reveals a few things in this book about how he feels and it makes him a better character to me. I will say I was surprised by how this ends and now i am so ready for the next book. I have to know more. The author has done a great job creating this world and characters. You truly feel you are in a land of magic. You also get to see more face from the past show up in this one. Be prepared for some surprises when you read this. I recommend reading these in order as you may get lost if you don't.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam 

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