Summer’s Crossing (Review)

Book cover for "Summer's Crossing" by Julie Kagawa.Title: Summer’s Crossing

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publication Year: 2011

Pages: 51

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Source: E-book borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

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.

(This is a novella in the Iron Fey series, after The Iron King, Winter’s Passage (novella), The Iron Daughter, and The Iron Queen.)

As in the earlier novella in this series, the events of Summer’s Crossing aren’t completely essential to the overall plot of the series. However, it’s still an entertaining addition.

The antics of Ash and Puck get a little crazier in this story, but their friendship really shines through, even when Ash is expressing his “hatred” for Puck. And when it seems as though it might be in Puck’s best interest to give in to this “hate” and return it, it was entertaining to see the different sides of his personality warring.

In the end, the plot events are less important in this novella. Instead, it’s once again the relationships between characters that make this a great addition to the series for me.


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