Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Summer's Crossing
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication: Harlequin Teen (June 1, 2011)

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: This brief novella from Puck's point of view tells about an episode when Puck and Ash need to visit the Summer Court to retrieve an object for Leanansidhe. Ash owed her a favor and naturally she picked the most inconvenient time possible to call for it. 

I love the rich language and descriptions of faery that Kagawa writes. It was also good to see things from Puck's point of view. I liked seeing the friendship between Ash and Puck. Even though they are constantly sniping at each other, the friendship is there. 

This was a good story for the completists who need something from the Iron Fey series while they are waiting for The Iron Knight.

Favorite Quote:
But, like I said, names are important to us. For one thing, they tie us to this world; they ground us in reality somewhat. If you know your True Name -- not everyone in our world finds it -- you're more "real" than if you don't know who you are. And for a race that has a tendency to fade away if we're forgotten, that's kind of a big deal.
I downloaded this free novella to my Kindle. You can get it here.

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