Review: The Iron Traitor

Oct •  2 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Iron TraitorThe Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen on October 29th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

My excitement for this book is beyond anything that I could imagine. Once I started this story, there was no turning back.

Plot: Stepping into the world that Ms. Kagawa made is really easy for me. Her world is so fascinating and easy to understand that steeping right into the story felt as if I never left. This story does pick up where the last book left off. Both Ethan and Kenzie are back and facing some consequences due to their last adventure. And just like his sister, once he got back into fairie there is no leaving it. The problems that arise in the story give the reader an adventure. Every chapter lead to more adventure all piecing together to an amazing story. Just know that this author rocks. That is all.

Love: I adore how well this love interest is progressing. It’s not forming fast but allows the reader to feel invested in Ethan and Kenzie. Like regular everyday couples, they deal with insecurity and fear. Just with a extra does of fairie. I do strongly believe that they adventures they have with each to other do bring them closer. The understand that life is short and plan to be on each others side no matter what. Their love is simple yet radiant. If anything, this love brings peace to the story where chaos brings excitement. It’s a perfect balance that I want more of.

Fairie: We’re off to the Nevernever and you know that in this place nothing is really easy. It all complicated with full of tricks and other things you must do in order to survive.  And when you have a fey nephew well, you must help. Ethan gets involved in helping Keirran and goes on a epic quest. The reader get to meets old characters like Razor and new ones. Going down this path is full of excitement! I’m going to stop there before I say too much and spoil it.

The Iron Traitor is an amazing epic adventure you don’t want to miss. Visually capturing the Nevernever with  great clarity, you can’t help but be enthralled. Displaying life as it is everyday along with awesome elements of fantasy, The Iron Traitor is the perfect story to loose yourself in. A thrilling ride of excitement and adventure, The Iron Traitor is superb.

I give it 5 BITES!

5bitesHappy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Oct 2, 2013

    “Like regular everyday couples, they deal with insecurity and fear. Just with a extra does of fairie.”

    Love that Savy! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one, I adore Ethan and Kierran and Razor and I’m so excited to get more of them. Plus, the romance. Always a win for me!

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Oct 2, 2013

    I am such a fangirl for this series! I need to start this one very soon!

  3. Candace
    Oct 2, 2013

    I haven’t read the one before this one yet, but I do love this world and now I can read both books back to back (at least closer together). So glad you loved this!

  4. SWEET! I can’t wait to get to this one. I have it on the review pile and now I know I’m in for a treat!

  5. Giselle
    Oct 2, 2013

    I’m probably one of the only ones left on earth who hasn’t touched anything by this author yet *gasp* >.< I really want to try the Iron Fey series a try though the excitement from others for it is contagious1

  6. Great review! The ending on this one killed me. I didn’t connect to the romance as much as you, but I loved Kenzie in the first book.

  7. roro
    Oct 4, 2013

    I loved book.I can’t wait for this adventure

  8. This is another author that is getting big time mentions in the book world. I still haven’t read anything from her yet but once again, you have me definitely rethinking that!