Thursday, June 24, 2010
Book Review Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa
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....
An eBook exclusive story from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
I was given the opportunity to review just 4 chapters of this ebook and it had me hooked, wish I had a Kindle or something else to finish. This book is about forbidden love between a half human, half Summer princess and a prince from the Winter Court. Prince Ash must return Meghan to the Winter Court Queen, her father's enemies, after making a bargain with the Unseelie Court to help her rescue her brother. This book is geared toward Young Adult (Teen Harlequin) but I really enjoyed it.
I love the visuals of the scenery and characters you get from this book from the Trods or faery paths between the real world and Faeryland to the evil faeries sitting at the bar amongst the humans. This book had me wondering about Faeries and if they could really exist since humans in this book couldn't see the faeries around them. I know they really couldn't but it makes you think. While reading some characters reminded me of other characters from other stories. The faery cat Grimlikin, he reminded me of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, how secretive and sly he is. Also the Elder Dryad, a grandmotherly fey who was a tree reminded me of Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas. This book takes you to places with wonderful scenery and the action makes it a "can't put it down till I finish" book. I just hope the "love" between Prince Ash and Meghan can withstand all the hurdles they encounter.
About the Author:
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But
nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the
age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which
she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous
insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t
getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her
reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So
she turned to her other passion: training animals. She
worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic
Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped
training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the
frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives
with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest
addition, a hyperactive papillon.
To learn more about Julie and her books, visit:
Her Website: www.juliekagawa.com Her Blog: http://juliekagawa.blogspot.com Her Twitter: www.twitter.com/JKagawa
Her LiveJournal: http://sylverkit.livejournal.com/
For more information about this book or other books in this series check out http://enterthefaeryworld.com/ironfey/ – which is the book site