Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

Book Description via Goodreads:

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....

Source: Netgalley (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Winter’s Passage spanned from the time Meghan left her home and went with Ash until they arrived in the Unseelie Court. I liked every page of this four chapter novella. I am not a member of Team Ash. But after reading this, it was hard to resist. The aftermath of The Iron King was in here. Drawn to each other, Meghan and Ash were undeniably in love. Summer and Winter, against the Faery law, have fallen for each other. A Grimalkin said, ‘Do not lose your heart to a faery prince. It never ends well.’ It turned out the cat was right. Because no matter how much Ash loved Meghan, he would still be bound to his oath. He would still need to bring Meghan to his court, to Lady Mab and her evil intentions. It was an inner struggle that Ash experienced – emotions versus duty. As of the beginning of The Iron Daughter, duty won.

Meghan’s request to visit Puck before she went to the Winter court was granted. Puck, deep in slumber inside one of the tress in Central Park, was against Meghan’s contract with Ash. He had sacrificed so much for her. He almost lost his life protecting her. I admire his devotion. It was another proof that Puck, the mischievous prankster, has a heart after all. I have never seen Puck in this light before. I love the way Kagawa molded him into this amazing character.

Another character that I met was Wolf. As it turned out, he was not just an ordinary wolf. He was strong, stronger than Ash, and immortal in some ways. He hunted Meghan and Ash, followed them from the human world to Nevernever. Terrifying, determined and violent, the Wolf found them. One of the things I love about The Iron Fey series is the action. Kagawa does well with these scenes. It was as if I was watching a movie, every move pulsing with life and tension and crystal clear.

Winter’s Passage is emotional, heart pounding and lonely. It was a glimpse into Meghan and Ash’s last free moment together, unhindered by the Faery law.



  1. Wow, I love your review! You've made me so excited to read this, it sounds amazing! I am really curious to see Ash/Meghan explored more even though right now I am still standing as Team Puck. The thought of having my heart twisted and pulled in both ways sadly excites me LOL.

  2. Nice. I should really read this little interlude. It sounds excellent. I like that all the characters are featured.