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Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Oh Robin Goodfellow, you are one charming, sneaky fellow.

I admit that while I am an ardent supporter of Team Ash, Puck has just scored all the good points in this novel.

Title: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
Pages: 57
Release Date: June 1st 2011
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Source: publisher (its free!!!)
Get it for free HERE

Summary (from 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.

I think the fans who have read this e-novella just went crazy. The Iron Knight's release is still ways away, and with such a tantalizing teaser e-novella such as this one, it's hard counting the days until the release of the next book.

In this short but certainly sweet and teasing story, Ash has to fulfill the favor he made with Leanansidhe, and in order to do so, he had to ask for help from the most unlikely of friends, or maybe you can say enemy both in courts and for Meghan, no other than Robin Goodfellow, and pull off a prank right into the heart of the Summer Court.

It was nice getting into Puck's head once in a while. Readers get to take a peek on what is going on through that playful mind of the most famous trickster in the Summer Court as the whole story is written in Puck's point of view. Readers who think that Puck is not getting enough "screen time" in the first three books of The Iron Fey series are in for a treat in this e-novella.

Puck has certainly gained more depth, and readers get to understand more of Robin Goodfellow in Summer's Crossing. We get to know more of his feelings for Meghan, his friendship with Ash. Readers get to know what he feels, what he thinks, the truth, for once, without having him hide it all in a facade of happiness and pretense. He might be a prankster but deep down he's still a boy, with feelings and thoughts about a lot of things. Truthfully, hearing Puck's side of things makes me wonder what could have been if Meghan chose Puck instead of Ash.

If anything, Puck's choices in this book just made me feel proud of him. That despite him being such a prankster, he is loyal and whatever has been said & done between him and Ash, they are still friends. He finally realized that Meghan can never be his, and the temptation of the offer Oberon gave just made him realize what he should do.

Ash is being his usual icy prince self, but the Unseelie Prince will steal a few more hearts with his somber, quiet personality as this book also introduce us to the start of his quest to get Meghan back, and believe me, nothing can stop the Ice Prince from doing it. Not even Puck.

Harlequin Teen does it again! Summer's Crossing just had the right amount of action and thrill, peppered with light-hearted funny jabs from Puck which will leave the readers laughing, gasping and asking for more. Highly entertaining and intensely funny, Summer's Crossing  paves a great way to The Iron Knight! So Harlequin Teen, if you are reading this review, please know that I will do anything to get my hands on an early copy of The Iron Knight!

Content (plot, story flow, character):

Hilariously funny but this book just made me love Puck!

Stunning: Worthy of a Goddess' Praise!

Book Cover:
Raise your hands if you wish that there really was a boy in the cover of this novella like The Iron Knight!

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