Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa

Title: Winters Passage 
Author: Julie Kawaga
Genre: Young Adult 
Sub Genre: Fantasy 
Series: Iron Fey 1.5



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..

 I found this novella (a short 50 pages) through the awesomeness that is netgalley. I thought it was the perfect segue between books. It picks up right were the Iron King left off, and once again you are drawn into the world of the Fey. I really liked this one because it gives you a good idea of who Ash is, and why there are all sorts of problems with him being with Meghan and the odds they will have to overcome. What's nice about this novella is that the action is still fast paced, and gets the reader in the mood for the next book. I really loved one little twist and that was an appearance of a character from a fariy tale-the big bad wolf.

I should state that this novella is no longer for free. Harlequin is now charging $2.39 for it on their website. This can be read as a stand alone, but it helps if you have read the first book in the series first. This novel is so short that I can't really say anything more except for how great it was without giving anything away. :)