Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you 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
So I really enjoy the world of the Fey that Julie Kagawa created and I couldn’t wait to get into this book. The first third of the book starts off in the human world and for the most part I didn’t get into the book until they left the human world and started to get more involved with the Fey and the Nevernever. The book is told from the point of view of Ethan, Meghan’s younger half brother. It was interested to get the book from a male point of view and it is a very male point of view (over protective, macho man thoughts at times). Ethan seemed overly antsy and moody at times that it was a bit annoying at times but he has the makings of a great hero. Kenzie was Ethan’s love interest and I found her really annoying. It wasn’t until the end of the book, when we find out why she seemed so annoying that I did a complete turn around on her character. I understood her and found her no longer annoying. I liked Keirran (who you might remember from the Iron Knight) but there wasn’t enough of him. Also, his thought process about the The Lady and the Forgotten at the end seemed random and out of place. Lots of familiar people return such as Leanansidhe, Grimalkin, and a brief appearance by Meghan, Ash, and Puck. It was a little disturbing how Meghan and the others hadn’t aged and were around the same age as Ethan, including Keirran (who’s relationship with the main cast I won’t spoil). I definitely recommend this book.
The next book in the Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series is called The Iron Traitor and it comes out October 29, 2013.