Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Review: Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

Source:  eBook provided by the publisher, via NetGalley

Rating: 4/5

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.... [product description]

My Thoughts:
This is a short book that takes place between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. I tend to read series out of order for some strange reason, never on purpose, but read this one after I had already finished The Iron Daughter. Didn't really matter, as this was a fast read and there was no confusion with the plot or timeframe.

Meghan and Ash are on their way to the Winter Court, to fulfill the promise Meghan had made that she would voluntarily go with Ash in return for his help in the first book. They have a few adventures along the way, as nothing runs smoothly in the land of the fey.

Think that it was a great idea to release this book to help tide fans over until the release of The Iron Daughter! The story was interesting, and we learned a little more about Ash and Meghan, so Team Ash fans should be happy! Julie is a great writer, and I've loved everything she's written so far! If you haven't read this story yet, you may want to hurry as I believe that the free download will expire soon, as The Iron Daughter's release date is coming up on August 1st!

I received a free download of this story from NetGalley, who are slowly luring me over to the dark side world of eBooks. :)


  1. Nice post! I have yet to read the first book in this series and as I try to read my series in order, this one will have to wait its turn....though it DOES sound like fun. Definitely agreed on the "tide readers over" bit...sometimes wish more authors would view it that way. Happy reading!

  2. OK, you need to come back from the dark side now! :)
    This sounds like an interesting book. I could have used some in St. Louis where I spent my time stressed out over the extra kid who was with us. I did not realize how everything in the entire world could s*ck until this trip. I was constantly enlightened to this fact! No more trips with this kid.

  3. GMR - Oh, you totally need to read this series! Julie is a very talented writer, Meghan didn't annoy me like some teen heroines do, and I developed a crush on Puck. TMI? *grin*

    Pam - I think you and your daughter would both enjoy this series! Maybe NetGalley will lure you to the dark side as well? Sorry to hear that the extra kid was a pain on your trip. That really s*cks! ;)

  4. Great review, Alexia. Like GMR, I read my series books in order, but Kagawa's is a series that's been on my list for a while. Must... read... faster! :-)

  5. Shannon - If you ever discover the secret of reading faster while still savoring the story, please let me know! :)

  6. This is one series I would love to get to. I have Iron King on the shelf here to read, and looking forward to it. I have this one on my laptop here to read when I get done with it. :) Glad you enjoyed this one.

  7. Melissa - Can't wait to see what you think of this series, as I think you'll really enjoy it!