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.
- Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary,Urban fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
- Creatures: faeries
- Age: mature young adult
- Source: owned ebook
FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★
I am so impressed because this was just soooooooo much more interesting and better than the first one. This was just coooooool ♥ (while we are at it, i dont even know how to write this review properly).
So...before you read this one, i suggest you read the Winter's Passage which is kind of necessary because it shows how Ash feels for Meghan and his warnings to her about Winter's court (which she, of course, ignores) and the trip to the Winter's court, with a danger around.
Anyway, i adored the story for this one - it was exciting even though in the beginning it was frustrating a little because of Meghan, but afterwards it just got better and better. Many things happened, and new characters appeared (like Leanan-whatever-her-name-is)and some old characters were back (like IRONHORSE).
And some parts of the book surprised me because i didn't expect it, and it was quite interesting. AND i loved the end of the book ♥
And, after this book i am 100% Team Ash, because he is just..... fabulous??? And Puck is back in this book and kicking assess and being sarcastic and all - and i know he loves Meghan too, but Meg really loves Ash so it makes it awkward... sigh...
♦ Meghan & Ash:
"What do you want of me, Meghan?" he asked, a low thread of anguish flickering below the surface.Meghan...oh Meghan. She should have gotten an award for these:
Tears blurred my vision, all the fear and heartache of the past few days rising to the surface. "Just you," I whispered. "I just want you."
-being incredibly stupid at times;
But, i like her nonetheless, and even though she is incredibly innocent kind of girl, i dont hate her or anything. But i really hope she grows up in the next books.
"They only see this outer shell, not who I really am, beneath. You have. You've seen me without the glamour and illusions, even the ones I show my family, the farce I maintain just to survive. You've seen who I really am, and yet, you're still here."
Meanwhile, Ash is torn between his loyalty and his feelings. He knows that everything in his life will fall apart if he stays with Meghan; his life would never be the same and it makes it even harder for him to decide...But he loves Meghan truly and he is afraid of hurting her... And even though i wanted to slap him and kick his ass for being completely unreasonable, i still love him ♥
“You're kind of blind, you know?" Puck whispered, smiling to soften his words. "I wouldn't defy Oberon for just anyone. But, for you..." He leaned forward, touching his forehead to mine. "I'd come back from the dead for you.”So, our glorious sarcastic warrior of Summer has returned! In this book, we find out his true feelings for Meghan, and even though i know he doesn't stand a chance, i am sad, because he deserves a little happiness too. I also loved his relationship with Ash, how they are somewhere in between between friends and enemies ♥
♦ Everyone else:
☻ Grimalkin for one, is back and he still rocks. I have no idea what they would do if it werent for him - because he always saves the day in the end.
☻ Mab turned out to be as cold as i expected and in short: i dont like her at all.
☻ IRONHORSE IS AMAZING WITH ALL HIS SHOUTING AND NOT KNOWING HOW TO SPEAK WITHOUT SHOUTING HAHAHAHAHHAHA. I liked him a lot :)
☻ Leanansidhe is interesting and cool, but also scary as hell O_O
☻ Charles(MAJOR SPOILER) :
Fabulous continuation to the story - if you can survive Meghan's idiocy at the beginning of the book. I loved it nonetheless and i cant wait to start third book with high hopes for it.