Saturday, June 18, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey #3.5) by Julie Kagawa

Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)Title: Summer's Crossing
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Novella in the Iron Fey series
Pages: 57
Published: Available now from Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9781459206403
Source: Free Ebook

Description: A Midsummer's Nightmare? Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.
Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

I Give This ...

I was excited to read this.  I'm eagerly awaiting The Iron Knight and I was hoping this might tide me over for a little while.  It's just enough to make you want more.

I wasn't sure what I would think of having a story told from Puck's point of view.  I like Puck, but for me he was always the best friend.  Although, I admitted after The Iron Queen that I could see how Megan could have feeling for him as well.  I'm not surprised that Puck decides to help Ash.  I just don't think of them as deadly enemies anymore.  I'm not sure how that works with there sworn oaths to kill each other.  I think the idea of pulling the wool over the queen of summer was more tempting than anything else.  I enjoyed the ultimate prank he pulled.  Even I feel for it.

What really did this story for me was Ash.  I got a sense of the pain he was in at the end of The Iron Queen.  But, in this little short book it was down right awful to watch him.  He's still Ash, but he's lost so much of his spark.  He can barely muster up the spark to fight with Puck.  But, you know it's all because of how much he lost.  I'm hoping there's some hope in the next book.  I want my Ash back!

Overall, a quick read.  I don't think it's really important to the storyline.  But, if your a fan of The Iron Fey series, of course you will read this!

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