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Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Released Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

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.

Before Reading:
     I thought I had to wait an additional 3 weeks maximum to get my hands on the county library's ebook copy of The Iron Traitor.
     But then a genie decided to grant my wish – or was it because there were more holds on it? – and the county library bought a second copy, much to my enthusiasm and glee that I wouldn't have to wait for about 3 weeks (all I'm going to respond to your envy, L, is to go put yourself on the hold list before it gets bigger or buy a copy. Sorry! Dx).
     And then I realized I was going to have juggle with multiple books (more than the usual). >_< I feel like making an anime face that's saying, "OMG, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!" and then facepalming. Or doing a classic headdesk with the hair fanning out. :p
     So I essentially had to wing it out and check it out on the last day it would be held for me... and then attempt to finish it within 3 weeks.
     Looks like I need to lock myself in my room again and turn off the – oh, wait. I can't turn off the laptop. It's an ebook. -_- Mother, we need to have a mother-daughter talk of going to the library ASAP.
     Looks like my challenge for the next 21 days is to avoid doing tasks that can be put off until a bit later. (I'll fail alright... but all that matters is that I'll hopefully not have to stick myself to the hold list and wait for a few more months.) o_o
     Despite all that, I was still literally "dancing" on books.
     But there's no torturous cliffhanger at the end like it was in The Eternity Cure, is there Julie? :O x30

After Reading:
     No. Just. NO. *shakes head in a "Nope, that wasn't what I just read. Nope. I don't believe this at all. I'm sleeping and someone needs to pinch me and then I'll be awake and everyone will be living a happily ever after, despite the fact they're not real." (I wish they were. :p)*
     You know what? Forget that I asked that last question about torturous cliffhangers. It's going to happen.
     And it shall be EXCRUSIATING.
     Simply because I – and possibly many others – have to wait a year. >_< Julie, you are officially an evil author.
     But I still love your writing. Why? Because while it may be set in the same world as Books 1-4 in the series, it's still amazingly well-written and there are still surprises in store that are totally unexpected.
     (psst! Recommendation! Go. Read the series if you haven't; you have a lot of awesomeness to catch up to! :o)
     But I'm still not happy with the ending.
     I'll deal with it. And survive.
     I think. O_o
     Oh, and I was thankfully spared from having to deal with reading so many books. *phew* On the bright side of everything, I'm also spared from staying on the hold list. Not that I mind rereading The Iron Traitor.
     And I forgot another thing... can I have a gremlin? :D? Razor's simply adorable.
Sometimes, the simplest answers are the hardest to see.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Owls
 Other Reviews:
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~Happy Reading!


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