(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Published October 23rd 2012
by Harlequin Teen
ARC from Netgalley
Please don't hate me when I admit I was not overly fond of Meghan Chase in The Iron King. I actually bought that book and was turned off by Meghan's incessant whining and just being this useless damsels in distress wholly dependant on Puck and the mischievous Grimalkin to guide her in Nevernever to rescue her little brother; Ethan. So I never did read the other books in the series and boy now I wished I did.
Ethan has grown up to be this brooding, handsome guy but with a chip on his shoulder. He despised the feys and missed his half-sister Meghan who has left their family to be the ruling Iron Queen. A new type of ghostly feys are preying on the exiled feys and half-breeds so it's up to the reluctant Ethan to stop them.
There's a bunch of new characters in this book. Kenzie the smart and popular girl who got sucked into Nevernever with Ethan and Todd the unfortunate half-breed. But I really like Keirran the best. He's totally cheeky and unpredictable. He reminded me a lot of Puck. The interaction between Keirran and Ethan is very amusing to read. There's some nice funny moments between them.
There's a lot more action in this one compared to The Iron King. And the action kept me glued to the pages. At first, I didn't really understand why Kenzie would willingly sacrificed part of her life to be able to have the sight and help someone she just met (Ethan). But then when her true secret was revealed, I feel so sorry for her.
Overall, I really think this is a much better story compared to the first book in The Iron Fey series and I really need to read the rest of the books to get a clearer picture of the Nevernever world.
Verdict: 4 stars.
Available on: Amazon