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Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa Review

Title: Summer’s Crossing

Author: Julie Kagawa

First published June 1, 2011

72 pages, ebook

ISBN: 9781459206403 (ISBN10: 1459206401)

Rating: 4.07


Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa is a riveting fantasy novella that follows Puck, the Summer Court prankster and King Oberon’s right-hand man, who is also the secret friend of Prince Ash of the Winter Court. However, their friendship comes to a halt after the death of a girl and the arrival of another girl who steals both their hearts.

The story takes an unexpected turn when Ash seeks Puck’s help to venture into the heart of the Summer Court, a place he cannot go alone. Puck is left with a difficult decision – betray Ash and potentially win the girl they both love or help his former friend, turned bitter enemy, pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could resist.

Summer’s Crossing is an ebook exclusive novella that offers an enchanting addition to Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.

Editoral Review

Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa is a novella that was first published on June 1, 2011. Kagawa is a New York Times bestselling author known for her Young Adult fantasy novels.

She has received multiple awards for her work, including the RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance for her book, The Immortal Rules.

Summer’s Crossing is a part of The Iron Fey series, which is set in a world of fairies and humans. This novella is a companion to the series and provides readers with an insight into the character of Puck.

The story takes place during the events of the third book in the series, The Iron Queen. The novella follows Puck as he tries to help a mortal girl named Meghan Chase, who is the Iron Queen’s best friend.

The novella is set in the same world as the other books in the series and features familiar characters. The setting is vividly described, and readers will feel transported to the world of fairies and humans.

The conflict in the story is driven by Puck’s desire to help Meghan, and the tension builds as he navigates the dangers of the fairy world.

The writing in Summer’s Crossing is engaging and immersive. Kagawa’s prose is descriptive and lyrical, and she creates a world that is both beautiful and dangerous.

The character development is excellent, particularly with regards to Puck. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of his motivations and personality through this novella.

The pacing of the novella is well-done, and the story moves at a brisk pace. The plot structure is also solid, with a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Kagawa does an excellent job of balancing action and character development, making this novella a compelling read.

One potential weakness of Summer’s Crossing is that it may not be as enjoyable for readers who are not familiar with The Iron Fey series. While the novella can be read as a standalone, it is best appreciated as part of the larger series.

Overall, Summer’s Crossing is a well-crafted novella that will appeal to fans of The Iron Fey series. It provides readers with a deeper understanding of the character of Puck and delivers an engaging story set in a beautifully crafted world.

The novella is recommended for readers who enjoy Young Adult fantasy novels.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.