Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey 1.5) by Julie Kagawa

 

Published: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: I purchased this book
Series: The Iron Fey Book 1.5 (Review of Book 1)
Find the author: Goodreads || Website 
Buy: Amazon || B&N

 

~ The Blurb ~
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 ~

I didn’t realize this novella existed until after I finished reading the Iron Daughter, but I am still going to post my reviews in order so as not to appear to be out of the loop! J

At 59 pages Winter’s Passage is a short and action packed read. It takes place between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter during Meghan and Ash’s journey to the Winter Palace. While I would not say that it is essential to read in order to understand The Iron Daughter, if you are a fan of the Iron Fey series I would definitely suggest picking it up!

Winter’s Passage is full of the same page turning excitement that I have come to expect from this series and Kagawa does not skimp on her ability to create a three dimensional world just because this is a shorter story. I was however disappointed in the amount of repetition found within this novella. Perhaps this is because I am reading it within a week of finishing the Iron King so the story line is still quite fresh in my mind. If it had been a few months I’m sure that I would have appreciated the refreshers.

I expected to see a little more chemistry between Meghan and Ash as this novella focuses entirely on them, but as far as the whole star crossed lovers thing goes I’m still not convinced. I haven’t fallen in love with Ash yet (*gasp* I know). I found the one scene with Meghan and Puck to be far more compelling than any scene involving Ash.

Enough of my Ash/Puck ranting, repetition aside this was a great read and an excellent way to reintroduce yourself to the series if it has been a while since you read book 1. Yes you certainly could jump straight from The Iron King to The Iron Daughter, but if you are a fan of the series why would you?

 

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