[To preface this post: Midway Musings is a new feature at The Grammarian's Reviews in which I discuss my thoughts of what I'm currently reading and am around midway through.]
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 myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.
397 pages | To be released: October 23, 2012 | Harlequin Teen
My midway thoughts:
I was recently approved on NetGalley to read The Lost Prince, and when I first downloaded it, I expected to be finished with it in three hours – tops. And yet here I am, barely halfway through.
So what happened?
Ethan Chase happened. Ethan is one tough cookie. Maybe too tough, because I’m having the hardest time with his narration. I want to shake him! I want to pull him aside, shake him, and tell him it’s okay to not be angsty all of the time. I understand he’s a teenager. And I understand teenagers are angsty. But how many times must I read about how he’s upset that he thinks he’s ruined everyone’s lives?
At times I understand why he feels the way he feels, but at other times I’m at a loss. I’m hoping there’s some real change for him in the near future. Right now repetition is my worst enemy – from Ethan’s flip-flopping to Kenzie’s incessant “tough guy” name calling to the fey’s repeated warnings. To that list, I say, I get it. Please, let’s move on.
I think at this point it’s safe to say that I’m still acclimating to this story, which I’m dubbing “Meghan’s future.” It’s still strange to not have her around, and for Ethan to not be a toddler. Maybe if I can break free of the old mindset, The Lost Prince will shape up.
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