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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review of Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Series: Iron Fey #1.5
Buying Links: Amazon     Barnes & Noble    

Book Blurb:

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

An eBook exclusive story from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

My Thoughts:

I enjoy novellas, they are perfect for a quick read and offer authors a chance to experiment with style or to expand upon a character from a series. But due to their length, they can be a challenge. This one, for me, was a disappointment.

Set in between books one and two, it picks up where book one ended. Meghan is honoring her deal with Ash to accompany him to the Winter Court. Along the way, they visit Puck, who is unchanged since the events in the first book; get chased by the Original Big Bad Wolf, but it turns out to be a misunderstanding; disagree, again, on whether Ash can love Meghan and whether or not Meghan can trust Ash; and eventually end up at the Winter Court. Grimalkin pops in briefly, for no apparent reason and Meghan meets yet another odd, and violent, Winter fey, and that's the entire novella. Basically, nothing happens. Now, on goodreads the story has an average rating of just over four stars so clearly many readers disagree with me, but I felt as if nothing happened: there was no character development, no plot development, and the only forward motion on the story was Meghan's arrival at the Winter Court. Book two is set there and Meghan has adventures there but you can easily skip this story and not miss a thing.

I own this ebook.

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