Thursday, June 02, 2011

Review: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Book Description via Goodreads:

Ebook, 57 pages
June 1, 2011, Harlequin Teen

A Midsummer's Nightmare? 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.

Source: Harlequin Teen (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Summer’s Crossing started after The Iron Queen. When someone came to collect a favor from the Winter Prince that involved slipping into Arcadia, Puck’s help was enlisted. Together, two former best friends headed to Faeryland to retrieve a prized possession. But as they were on their way to Summer territory, Puck came face to face with a realization: as long Ash existed, Meghan will never be his. He could just as easily betray Ash, comfort Meghan as she mourns for her prince and then he would have all the time in the world to make her fall in love with him. But could Puck really do that to Meghan and Ash, knowing how much they loved each other and how much they were happy?

I really loved Puck’s narrative. It was as fun and as mischievous as Robin Goodfellow. As he deliberated about his choice, I got to see an old part of him that I barely saw in the other books – the part that was Ash and Ariella’s best friend. Seeing things from the eyes of the greatest prankster was amusing and entertaining. Everything was different, seen with a brighter color. Oftentimes, I could see the love he had for Meghan laced with his thoughts. All of a sudden, I remembered why I used to be Team Puck. The guy was quite sweet and protective in his own way.

In Arcadia, Ash and Puck found themselves in a dangerous situation that could lead to their destruction. But Ash put his trust on Puck and I liked that. After all the battles they have been to with Meghan, the animosity was starting to decrease enough for Ash to trust him again.

Summer’s Crossing is the perfect fun read for people who belong to Team Puck and even to Team Ash! It’s a light read that will make readers smile, laugh and will have them charmed. If you want an entertaining novella to pass your time, read this!



  1. Love your review! I'm reading it right now, and am loving the Puck and Ash dynamic. Their bickering is hilarious!

  2. You're fast girl! I am SO Team Puck -- can't wait to read this one! I've got it downloaded and ready to go =D

  3. lol dang that was fast. Just came out today. Glad to hear it was good cause I haven't been able to read my copy yet. Then again, how can anything written by Julie Kagawa be bad?

  4. This sounds so intriguing! I'm really interested in reading from Puck's perspective and to see so many different sides to him. Love your review!

  5. This sounds great! I already downloaded it but I'm gonna wait till after Iron Queen comes out here :)