Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Winter's Passage" by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #1.5)

Title: Winter's Passage
By: Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey
Publication: May 20, 2010 by Harlequin Teen
Format: E-Book
Genre: YA Novella- Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars

From Goodreads: Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.
Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
My Thoughts: This was a fantastic, short addition to the Iron Fey series. It picks up right where The Iron King (See my review here) left off, and sheds light on the short journey Meghan and Prince Ash traveled on to the Tir Na Nog. For such a short story, it packs in a pretty good bit of action and sets up the plot for The Iron Daughter extremely well. I feel like Julie Kagawa finally found her niche in writing by this time and the style has just been amped up to greatness.
What I really loved about this novella is the fact that we finally get a good view into Ash & Meghan's relationship and their chemistry together (which is scorching!) We also get to see a glimmer of Meghan trying to work out her feelings for Puck, which I also really loved because it shows she doesn't just blow him off now that he's stuck in a tree healing. 
Meghan also seems to grow as a character in these short pages as well, which really surprised me. We get to see the beginning of the strong kick-ass character she's on her way to becoming. 
All in all, I would recommend reading this before starting book 2 simply because it's a pleasure. Is it necessary? Not really, but like I said, it does set up the next book and gives you more background on what's happened in between.

Teaser Pleaser:
-"His breath hitched, and he regarded me hungrily. 'You're playing with fire, you know that?'"
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