By: Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey
Publication: June 1, 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Genre: YA Novella- Fantasy
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
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.
My Thoughts: I don't know how Julie Kagawa does it, but she packs big punches in small novellas! Summer's Crossing is told from none other than Robin Goodfellow's POV, and it is told wonderfully! There is no dislodgement in this book from the character we have all come to know and love by the name of Puck. What I mean by that is, the narration stays true to Robbie, except we get to see more inside of his head than ever. It seems like it would be a risky move to alternate POV in a series where the only narrator we have had is Meghan, but Julie K. pulls it off, as so few authors can.
I loved being able to see inside Puck's head and finding out what he really felt when it came to Ash and Meghan. Sure, he's a prankster, but even he can feel the bitter disappointment of unrequited love. This novella was so engaging as I read through its pages trying to discover if Puck would take the high road and help Ash, or if he would betray him, leaving Meghan for himself.
I highly suggest reading both novellas from this series in chronological order. And right now, Summer's Crossing is FREE on Amazon.com for Kindle users!
- I blinked innocently. "Why are you looking at me, Lea?" I asked, batting my eyelashes. "Is this the face of such a dastardly villian?"