Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing

Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)Summer's Crossing

Series: Iron Fey, #3.5
Author: Julie Kagawa
Reading Level and Genre(s): YA PNR UF
Features: Faeries
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Source: Free on publisher's website
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'm just going to come out with it: I hate short stories. Why? Because of the first word in that phrase: short. I usually don't have a lot of patience, but when it comes to books, if I like them enough, I just want more and more. And I hate it if I only get a little sneak peek. With this newest addition to the Iron Fey family and also the reveal of that gorgeous The Iron Knight cover (hello, Prince Ash!), there really isn't much keeping me from storming to Ms. Kagawa's house and demanding the book, pronto. 

It was really nice to get to hear the story told by Robin Goodfellow, for once. Not that it switched me to Team Puck or anything. Despite the fact that we got a peek into his not-always-sarcastic mind, there are still plenty of twists and turns and deceptions created by Kagawa that would've made Puck proud. 

And of course, we are not lacking at all in amusing banters between the Summer Court faery and the Winter Court Prince. I love Puck's humorous narration, it just makes my day to see such a sunshiny attitude. He's certainly grown a lot, and his happy outside doesn't always tell the truth about his darker, more emotional inside. I was laughing at his snarky remarks, but also almost crying when we got to read into his head.

If you're a fan of this series, don't even hesitate to pick it up (especially since it's available for free right now!). What a way to get fans even more excited for this fall's release of The Iron Knight. You will eat up this little adventure and be begging on your knees for more. 

Favorite/Teaser Quotes/Excerpts:
"I would be more than her guardian and her champion and the jester who made her laugh. I would be her everything, if I could."

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