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Friday, December 30, 2011

Review of Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Series: The Iron Fey #3.5
Buying Links:  Amazon     Barnes & Noble

Book Blurb:

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. 

 An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

My Thoughts:

Unlike the previous stories in this series, this one is told from Puck's perspective and I very much enjoyed his voice. He's a smart mouth as usual, but we also see beyond to the caring, intelligent fey who's deeply in love with Meghan. King Oberon makes an appearance and makes Puck an offer that's difficult to refuse, one that forces him to make an awful choice. Leanansidhe and Queen Titania also appear in the book.

We get a glimpse into how Puck's mind and, though Kagawa has moved on to a new series, I hope that someday she comes back and gives more stories about Puck, from his perspective. This story had bits of humor, after all it's Puck who is telling it, but it's also fast paced, shows us more of the Summer Court, and is entertaining from beginning to end. It captured me from the beginning and held me to the end. It moves the overall story a little but you can read the next, and final, book without having read this one. But I recommend reading it, it's gripping and enjoyable.

I own this ebook.

4 comments:

  1. LOVED this whole series. Finished it in a week and wish there was more.

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  2. New follower thanks to our friend Michelle at Bookbriefs. I have this series in my TBR pile. thanks for reminding me why i should get them out and dust them off :)
    http://www.kimbathecaffeinatedbookreviewer.blogspot.com/

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  3. panamamama, I would love to see more of Puck and Grimalkin.

    kimba88, welcome. I hope you enjoy the blog. I had several of the books in this series sitting in my TBR pile for the longest time.

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  4. You would have to read the other books in the series to understand the begining, since this is just a fun little spin-off. Once you get to the 10th page, the story is easy to follow and easy to understand. It is a fun little stodry that isn't too short, but it isn't really long either. The book is only 54 pages and is ideal for when you have some down time to spare.

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