Title: Summer's Crossing
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey
Book #: 3.5
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: .5
Published: August 23rd, 2011
by Harlequin Teen
Julie Kagawa's Official 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.Taschima's POV:
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.
Puck wasn't my guy. Since the beginning of The Iron King I knew my guy was going to be Ash because I go for the dark brooding guy who wants to kill you at times (I need my head checked). But come on, we all knew we he wouldn't do it. But even though I'm Team Ash all the way, I still liked Puck. He is a smart ass, and I appreciate that in any character. A jockster, a trickster, the guy who makes you laugh your ass off all the time. That's Puck. But, some of you may know that Puck also has another side to him, and in this novella we get to explore and learn even more about Puck's inner conflicts and how his brain works. Because even though Puck is the go to guy, he is still Fae, which means he still has a dark side to him which we might not see too often but it's still there.
I absolutely love Ash and Puck's relationship. They are so much fun to be around. They kind of remind me of Jace and Simon from The Mortal Instruments trilogy. I reeeaally enjoyed this novella, which makes me think I was such a bad reader for not reading Winter's Passage (which I really want to read now!).
Only problem was how short it was, at one point I was like "damn, with this many pages left how is Miss Kagawa going to pull this off?" but she managed to do it and in a very impressive manner. The ending holds true to Puck's character, it blew me away! I wasn't expecting to be caught by surprise, but I was O.o I should know better by now!!
If this was a taste of how The Iron Knight is going to be (only with Ash's POV) then Bring. It. On. I am ready to tackle that bad boy. I never read E-books, never, but I devoured this novella in mere hours. Summer Crossing -the entire Iron Fey Series for that matter- is a testament to what a blend of great character and fantastic writing can achieve, which is epicness in big and small proportions.
Get it now while you till can! Available for free till June 2012!