Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Source: Netgalley and Harlequin TEEN
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.
I am not sure why but it took me forever to get into this book. I read about 50% of it then took a few months break, then another 30% and another month break, and now I have FINALLY finished it. It was not for lack of story line or interesting plot, I just felt I was not invested in the characters. I think that I have mentioned that I have NOT read The Iron Fey series, I know about the plotline and the characters but since I didn't have all the back story I just could not get into this book.
Ethan Chase is the main character of this series and is trying to find out what is happening to the half-breeds and exile fey. Ethan has been tormented by the fey all his life, so when you meet him, he is mostly a jerk to everyone and everything that crosses his path. I kind of understood where he was coming from but at the same time, I think he was just a jerk to be a jerk...and that put me off a bit.
I made it into the Nevernever with him and followed him on his quest to find his friend and what was happening, but even at the climaxes, which should have been interesting thought provoking moment, they just fell flat because I did not care what happened to Ethan. In the last four chapters was when I started feeling for him and that was a whole book too late for me.
The other characters both human and fey were interesting and I loved them, especially all the little guys that helped though the adventure, talking cats, flying things, so fun and cute. I really need to read Meghan's tale and the whole Iron Fey series before trying to tackle the next book in this one.
So my recommendation is to read the first series and then follow it with this, like most people probably did, I was crazy to think I could start this series as a completely new one.