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review 2016-06-07 21:19
Book Review of The Iron Traitor (Call of the Forgotten trilogy #2, The Iron Fey, Book 6) by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa

After his unexpected journey into the land of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to his normal life with his girlfriend Kenzie.


But when your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, ‘normal’ simply isn’t an option.


Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing and 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.


Now, as Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice will decide the fate of them all.


Review 5*


This is the second book in the Call of the Forgotten trilogy, but the sixth book in The Iron Fey series. I absolutely loved it!


Ethan Chase is a fantastic character. I really liked him when I first met him as a frightened four year old when he was kidnapped by The Iron King and taken into Faery in the first book of the series. Now he's seventeen and he's grown up into a wonderful young man. He is determined to live a normal life but, when his nephew Keirran goes missing, Ethan finds himself being swept into another dangerous adventure.


I have become addicted to this series. I started reading this book as soon as I had finished reading The Lost Prince and didn't put it down until I had finished it.


I enjoyed meeting all of the previous characters again: Grimalkin, Puck, Meghan, Ash, Leanansidhe, Razor and Kenzie. The reader is also introduced to some new characters, one of them being the Thin Man, who is the mayor of the town of the Forgotten. He is determined to restore the balance, which was disturbed when Ash and company travelled through it when going to the end of the world to win his soul years before. The forgotten are growing stronger under the leadership of The Forgotten Queen and the outcast and half-breed fey in the human world are disappearing. Meghan is concerned and asks Ethan to investigate what's happening. What he discovers will have serious consequences for both the human world and the land of Faery if he is unable to stop a prophecy from coming true.


This story is again full of action, adventure, danger and romance. There are a few twists that I didn't see coming and a couple of shocks too. I love the witty dialogue between the characters and the vivid storytelling brought this book to life. I could picture the scenes in my minds eye with ease. In fact, I didn't feel like I was reading at all but watching a movie. As the story unfolded I found myself on a roller coaster ride of emotion and had tears streaming down my face on more than one occasion, as well as sitting on the edge of my seat at others. I reached the end of the book in a state of shock and disbelief. I have a love/hate relationship to cliffhangers but I can't wait to read the last book in the trilogy, The Iron Warrior, as soon as I can.


Julie Kagawa has written a fantastic Young Adult series. I love her writing style, which is fast paced and exciting. The flow was also wonderful, as each scene moved effortlessly into the next. She has found a firm fan in me and I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future.


Although there are no scenes of a sensual nature, there are scenes that are violent or a little gory. Therefore, I do not recommend this to readers under 15. However, I highly recommend this book if you love YA fantasy or paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2015-02-20 00:00
The Iron Traitor
The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa oh the ending!
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review 2014-09-10 00:00
The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)
The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) - Julie Kagawa This one really drew me in, I like Ethan, I like Kenzie even more and I hope she gets something out of this faerie adventure other than grief. Kenzie is determined to have a life and determined not to let anything get in her way, no matter how much people try to shield her from any of it, even Ethan.
I get what Kierran is trying to do, he loves Annwyl and wants her to live, but his choices may have repercussions that will change the world.

It's messy and I like how Ethan learns to trust some people, but the end, oh man, the end made me gasp, even if I was expecting it.
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review 2014-06-26 00:00
The Iron Traitor
The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa I knew it was going to end this way, I KNEW IT.. Yet I still am shocked!

How. Could. You. Kierran. How?

There's a lot more I want to say and rant about this book! but I'm not sure I have the energy. In short, I felt that the bulk of the book didn't show a true friendship between the boys - even a familial relationship. It wasn't fleshed out enough. Maybe if it had been, I'd be feeling even shittier, but I think because it wasn't fleshed out - it rang false. Only towards the end when Ethan was less willing to do all these crazy this for Kierran, then it felt genuine. The resentment Ethan had for Kierran needed to be voiced earlier. He kept covering up for him, why? Why are you, Ethan, embarrassed for something your nephew did? I just felt he was being loyal to be loyal. kierran didn't even ask or expect a lot of those things. My first red flag was how little Kierran even thanked Ethan for taking care of Annwyl and finding her. Instead, he critisized him for driving her there in his truck. Asshole. He loyalty and trust that Ethan entrusts to Kierran was ...unearned.

obviously the amulet somehow will save Ethan. Maybe he'll have to become part fey to stay alive? I'm not sure. I just know that I hate Kierran. Why, when you have two understanding parents do you not even GO to them for help? It doesn't make sense to me, it's be one thing if they were strict or just aloof. But nOOO. Smdh. Fucking Kierran.
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review 2014-01-04 19:02
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Traitor (Call of the Forgotten #2)

Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Publication Date: Oct 29, 2013
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One of my biggest pet peeves is when authors spend too much time explaining to you what happened in the last book. This bothered me when I read The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. It actually almost ruined the book for me. And this re-capping bothered me again in The Iron Traitor. So much time was spent reminding me what happened in The Lost Prince that I kept wondering when the action was finally going to begin in The Iron Traitor. Then when thingsfinally started to take a turn in the right direction Kagawa leaves us on a terrible cliffhanger.
I don’t think I would have been bothered by all of the reminders if I had better connected with the characters. The second book should make me love the characters even more then the first book did. In the The Lost Prince I was introduced to Ethan, Keirran, Annwyl, and Kenzie. This book should have made me love them. Instead, I found myself getting annoyed with Kenzie constantly butting in; Annwyl playing the fragile flower, and Keirran blindly charging in to situations before thinking. The only person who didn’t get on my nerves was Ethan.
One of the things I loved the most about The Lost Prince was that some of our favorite characters played a role in the story. In this installment Ash, Meagan, Puck, and Grimm do make brief appearances, but they are very brief.
Honestly, in a lot of ways The Iron Traitor was just a space filler to get us to book three. Nothing new really happened in the plot. I think we are meant to have fallen for Annwyl and cared about the relationship between Annwyl and Keirran. Unfortunately, I never found their romance believable. I didn’t understand why these two characters wanted to be together so badly, or why Keirran loved Annwyl so much. She has never really given Keirran a reason to care. I actually wished they would have just let her fade.
Okay, okay, that came out a bit harsh. But honestly, I don’t really care for her as a character. I do hope she grows some kind of a backbone in book 3 though. I also hope we finally get to the mystery of the Lost Fey and their queen. 


Despite not really enjoying this installment I will probably continue the series. I am a sucker for The Iron Fey. It was my guilty pleasure and this spin-off series has the general iron fey structure. Although, without the same heart and soul. Hopefully Kagawa can make me love these characters in the next book. I know if a writer can do it, she is more then up to the challenge.   
Source: www.fallingforya.com/2014/01/the-iron-traitor-by-julie-kagawa.html
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