Review – The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

iron traitorThe Iron Traitor is the 2nd book in The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series by Julie Kagawa.

Ethan Chase just wants to settle down and live a normal life – going to school, dates with Kenzie.  Unfortunately, not long after they return from the Nevernever, Ethan gets an unexpected visit from his sister, Meghan, telling him that Keirran is missing. Ethan is drawn back into the world of the fey to help his nephew.

Julie Kagawa does not disappoint with The Iron Traitor.  It is full of action and emotion – friendship, family, love and loss.  Going into this installment, I knew that we were in for a bumpy ride.  Ethan is a good guy but still struggles with how his life is turning out.  It’s easy to feel his frustration through the pages.  Keirran – every time he came onto the scene, I could feel my stomach churning.  Does he make bad decisions because of his youth?  Or, is it something else in his blood?  I wanted to crawl into my Kindle and shake some sense into him.  At the same time, you sense his pain and fear.

We are left with a cliffhanger.  I will admit that I was pretty upset and couldn’t believe the path that was taken.  But, I have hope that all will be pulled together in the next book and this sense of loss will be filled with something a little more pleasant.  Props to Kagawa for ‘taking it there.’

The release date is 10/29 but you can go ahead and pre-order a copy through Amazon.  It is a must read!  I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’m going to leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:

“I felt tainted.  I’d allowed myself to become an assassin of the fey, carrying out their dirty work.”

“Keirran blinked, giving me a knowing look.  I just shrugged.  Yep, that’s my girlfriend.  And I’m not going to step in front of her for you, either.  You’re on your own.”

“Then the tunnel closed, the blackness flooded in and I knew nothing more.”

5/5 stars and keep your tissues nearby.

Thank you to the publisher for providing an E-ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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