Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon’s right hand, bane of many a faery queen’s existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl’s death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.
Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone’s come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck’s help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

Summer's Crossing takes place between The Iron Queen and The Iron Knight.

Written from the point of view of Robin Goodfellow, this novella picks up right after The Iron Queen ends.

Puck agrees to take Ash into Arcadia - the seat of the Summer Court - so Ash could complete a task that Leanansidhe asked of him as a returned favor. Along the way, Puck has a tough choice to make and gets to play a complex trick on Titania.

I really enjoyed reading in Puck’s voice. It allowed the reader a chance to see what goes on beneath the goofball that is Puck. It was also a peek into the relationship that Ash and Puck had before Ariella's unfortunate end.

Summer’s Crossing was all that Puck was and more. It was cunning, funny and the master trickster worked his magic through the narrative.


  1. I haven't read any of the novellas for this series, but I'm wondering if I should. I'd definitely like to read something from Puck's POV :)

  2. I think I did download one of them for the Nook, but I haven't gotten around to reading I guess. I'm not sure which one I have. I think I downloaded it before I read any of the books so I sort of put it off :) Haha, thanks for stopping by! Oh and I know what you mean about books that save all the reveals for the end. It sort of makes the rest of the story boring :(