Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Short Story Review: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa  
(The Iron Fey #3.5)
Publisher: Harlequin
First released on: June 1st, 2011
Pages: 53

You can download this for free here at Harlequin's eBook Store.

Goodreads Summary:
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 Rating: 5.0 / 5

What I thought about it: 
Just the fact that this small novella is told from Puck's perspective is enough to make me love it. I just have a very weak spot for Robin Goodfellow, because - even though all those hot and brooding YA heroes are great - I really prefer my guys with a good sense of humour. Too bad that the fourth book of the series The Iron Knight will be told from Ash's perspective, because I'd really love to hear more of Puck's stories. He's a wonderful narrator.

Of course this novella is very short (just like Winter's Passage was), but it was sweet nonetheless. It's nice to see Ash and Puck spending some time together and I'm really looking forward to the fourth novel to see how their friendship will develop. Their little adventure made me smile a lot and it was wonderful to get a little insight into Puck's mind and the things that are important to him (although most of you probably know who is important to him).

All in all, this is a lovely novella that you definitely should read if you like the The Iron Fey series.

Have you read Summer's Crossing? What did you think about it?


  1. I knew this was coming out today, and I completely forgot! Glad you enjoyed it! I'm off to get my copy. Yay!

  2. Sounds like a fun read. I'll have to download my copy as well.

    ~ Popin


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