by Julie Kagawa
Paperback Edition – Read July 31, 2012
Cost: $9.99 (As of This Post)
Length: 368 pages
Official Description: (This is book 2 of the Iron Fey series)
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
So this book picks up where the novella left off, except the first several chapters were rehashing book one and the novella. I was so annoyed that I didn’t think that I’d end up liking this book. Fortunately when the multi-chapter synopsis was over the book did pick up and it became rather interesting. Though I must say that Meghan is a bit annoying, I mean Ash told you (this is from the novella, Winter’s Passage) that he was going to be a complete douche when he got you back to Tir Na Nog, because you’re totally opposites and are mortal enemies. SO why is she so surprised with his behavior? That just annoys me, oh he said he loved me back then but now he’s treating me like crap, he’s such a liar, he never loved me…. yes this is actually a LARGE part of what goes on, it is interwoven through the entirety of the story. Along with the love triangle, and really I like Puck, I think Puck would be a great thing for Meghan because he just has always been there for her. Anyway, this teen romance did have some action in the whole finding what’s going on with the Iron Fey since Meghan killed Machina in book 1. There’s a lot of betrayal and action and way too many googly eyes going on. I think that the story itself (minus all the teenage hormones) was really good, I mean you see some things coming a mile a way but it’s still a wild ride. I love Grimalkin he is a great character, though I always imagine him as the Cheshire cat. I like that this book didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, but I’m rather disappointing with Meghan’s choice, kind of.
“Shopping is just another form of hunting. All fey are hunters, whether they admit it or not. It’s in our nature, pet, nothing unnatural about it.”