Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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. 
My Thoughts: Puck!  I love his quips, his sarcasm, the way he grabs onto life with both hands and lives it.  He's snarky and he gets his kicks from needling Ash and, despite the mistakes he's made, he's an amazingly true friend.

This was a great look into Puck's unique way of thinking.  He puts out such a devil may care attitude most of the time that sometimes it's hard to remember that he has this whole other side that's pretty loyal and incredible.  His friendship with Ash, death threats and all, illustrates this perfectly.

I'm firmly on the Team Ash side of the playing field, but this story has left me a little smitten with Puck.  I don't necessarily want to see him with Meghan (I get some serious swoon on when Meghan and Ash get together) but I adore how Puck is unreservedly himself even when it's bound to get him in trouble.

This novella was a great bridge between the events of book 3 and the upcoming book 4.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: The Iron King
Novella 1.5: Winter's Passage
Book 2: The Iron Daughter
Book 3: The Iron Queen

More books by Julie Kagawa

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The YA Reading Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Summer's Crossing was a free Kindle download I picked up 06/01/11. 

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