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.
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His face clouded with pain, and he turned away. Guilt stabbed at me, but in the end, the choice had always been clear.
whoa! to think that i loved the first one, but this is better! Julie Kagawa, i believe you are an evil incarnate. you torture me with your words! but oh, how i love the pain. 😀
so after Ash completed his part of the bargain, it was now Meghan’s turn. Go to the winter court. Imagine how scared Meghan was because the winter fey are not friendly. especially to summer fey (and regent) like her. but while she’s staying there and enduring the constant bullying of winter fey, an unlikely attack was made and so the Summer-Winter court war began again. Not to mention that the Iron fey are advancing on the Neverland.
Meghan is growing up. she realizes that there is no more escaping the fey life that she was destined to have. she fights. she stands her ground. and she loves – no matter what the consequences are. but she’s still irritating and childish at times.
Puck. crap, he’s starting to grow on me. not only is he funny, but he is steadfast in what he feels for Meghan.
“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.”
i was seriously considering of switching teams, on to Team Puck! but no, Ash owns my heart. *blushes*
“Forgive me,” Ash murmured, and I heard the faintest of tremors beneath his voice. “But I can’t…I won’t…give her up. Not now, when I’ve just found her.”
Ash is in conflict. follow his heart or follow her Queen’s order? because of this, he constantly treats Meghan hot-and-cold. which made her doubt if there really is something between them. which made ME doubt if i should really be on Team Ash.
i cried for Ironhorse. i admit i don’t like him in book 1, but here… he stole my heart with his loyalty and servitude. from hate, i’ve come to love him. waaahhh!
This is Meghan’s and Puck’s adventure but the author created it in a way that you still won’t forget Ash. Only in the end did my confidence in Ash came back. Marry me, won’t you, Ash? 😉
the transition of the story from book 1 to book 2 was flawless. it doesn’t give time for me to think about anything else but this! Meghan and Ash. Puck and Meghan. Ironhorse. Virus (i hate you, b*tch). Queen Mab (you terrify me). Leanansidhe (oh, you’re funny).
it didn’t bother me that technology was the reason behind Neverland’s destruction. after all, modernity really sucks everything out of nature, right?
i’m wasting time, i need to start the next book!
You’re here, and the only dance I want is this one.
.: maria :.
“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”