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.
Title: The Iron Traitor (Call of the Forgotten #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 10/29/2013
I'd like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing me with an eARC of this title to read and give my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
This book picks up where the last left off. Ethan is back after his journey into fey territory. But things are twisting again and he must put himself back out there to make sure his nephew, Keiran is safe.
I think I enjoyed Ethan a bit more in this book. He seemed to have more depth, probably from all he went through in the first book. There's less of the tough, brooding teen, and more of the man who is on a mission to keep people safe. His relationship with Kenzie is really well done. But the bulk of this book does focus on Kieran, despite it being Ethan's POV. From the title you know Kieran is going to do dumb things, and all this over a girl? Well, teens are stupid at times, as we well know.
Kagawa continued with her world building in this book. I love her writing. She just has a way of truly transporting you into her world and feeling like you are truly immersed there, surrounded by it at all times. Her writing flows really well and helps keep the pacing of the book regular.
As with all her books, we get lots of action to see us through. And this book doesn't suffer from second book syndrome, which I'm always afraid I'll see in a series. But Kagawa really does manage to evoke so much emotion with her words and I really love that about her. Then there's the idea of forbidden love, which I just love because it really does bring a great amount of tension to a book and makes me want to keep reading so I can see how it will all work out (and it better be an HEA).
Finally, hello cliffhanger! It's almost evil but definitely makes me want to jump into the next book right now!