Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey 3.5) by Julie Kagawa
Published: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 72
Received: Fee download from publisher 
Find Online: Amazon | 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.
An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

I've always had a thing for Ash, but I might have to change over to Puck. *sigh* Poor Puck, ever the best friend, but never the one. I loved reading from Puck's point of view and seeing how his mind really works - both involving his pranks and his thoughts of Meghan. I always wondered what he was really thinking about and how he decided when to act normal and when to pull pranks.

It's a fun, quick read in which we get to see all the crazy pranks that Puck is always coming up with and finally gets to follow through with. Also, Ms. Kagawa gives a dilema that Puck must figure out: stay true to your friends or do whatever it takes to get your hearts desire? There is a thoughtful side to this story and it's such a tough decision - would you make the same choices given the chance?

Overall, it's a wonderful read filled with much laughter and comical escapades. And I cannot wait for The Iron Knight to come out in the fall. If you haven't read The Iron Fey series yet, make sure to start at the beginning and read the novellas in the correct places - everything will just flow smoothly if you do.
Read my reviews for more in the Iron Fey series;
-The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey 2)
-The Iron Queen (Iron Fey 3)
-The Iron Knight (Iron Fey 4)

About the Author:
Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion. -source

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