THE IRON TRAITOR by Julie Kagawa – Review
Oct 29th, 2013 by Liza Wiemer

15811405THE IRON TRAITOR by Julie Kagawa

Published by Harlequin Teen, 304 pages

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The Iron Traitor is the second book in THE IRON FEY: Call of the Forgotten Series and the sixth book in THE IRON FEY series.


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 of THE IRON FEY SERIES: (Originally posted on June 17, 2012)

One of the best YA fantasy series! Intrigue, fantasy, magic, danger, murder, romance + brilliant writing + fantastical creatures + well-developed, flawed, believable characters + vivid scenery = Top-notch novels you won’t want to put down!

I read the entire series over the past few days, and I must say that it is FREAKIN’ A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am so glad I read the entire series at once, and didn’t have to wait for another book to come out to discover what happened next. The novels are centered around an extremely strong female character, Meghan Chase, who is part-human and part-summer fey. Her growth throughout the series is so brilliantly portrayed that readers will identify with her struggles, determination, courage, loyalty.
Julie Kagawa creates such an incredible world that I wish I could be transported to and see, even for one day! The characters are so complex, so believable that you easily set aside “reality” and fall right into this fairy tale world. How Kagawa incorporated Shakespeare is brilliant. (The character Robin Goodfellow-Puck-will have you laughing and your heart breaking.)

I was totally TEAM ASH all the way. Loved his sense of duty as the youngest prince of the Winter Court, his flawed character, his development as love began to change him, making it an absolute need for him to become a better “human being” or “fey.”

The first three novels are told from Megan Chase’s perspective. The last novel, IRON KNIGHT, is told from Prince Ash’s perspective as he takes the most perilous journey of his life. The cast of secondary characters and mystical creatures (goblins, pack-rats, are breathtaking. Journey to Nevernever, the End of the World, The River of Dreams, Briars.

The entire series has danger, murder, betrayal, ROMANCE, magic. The only disappointment is that I finished reading all the novels. If you want to get lost in a series that is extremely well-developed, vivid, and magical with romance that will leave you swooning, don’t miss THE IRON KING, THE IRON DAUGHTER, THE IRON QUEEN, and THE IRON KNIGHT! I loved them all.

My review for THE IRON TRAITOR:

I adore Ethan Chase and wanted to knock some sense into every person who looked at him as a thug. Ethan Chase is ANYTHING but a thug! He has heart. He is loyal and protective and GOOD!
For fans of The Iron Fey series, you can’t help but be grateful that Julie Kagawa has once again brought us back to the world where fey and the Nevernever exist. The main characters in this book are Ethan, Kenzie, Keirran, The Lady (the Forgotten Queen). We get to see Grimalkin and Razor – <3 <3 <3 – and Annwyl, Keirran’s love. There is very little of Meghan, Ash and Puck.
My favorite parts take place in the goblin market and the Nevernever. I love visiting these places from Kagawa’s imagination. They pulse with excitement and vibrancy and danger.
Keirran is everything his parents are not. In some ways, he reminds me of one of Ash’s brothers. Ash needs to give this kid a swift kick in the butt. 😀

The ending to THE IRON TRAITOR will leave readers’ mouths gaping and, of course, the second you finish it you’ll be clamoring for more! I cannot wait to find out what happens next and hope that Kagawa fans don’t have to wait too long. Gah!

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