Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mini Reviews: The Iron Fey novellas by Julie Kagawa!

I've said it before, and I won't tire of saying it, I really enjoy reading novellas. They're perfect read for those days when I really don't feel like reading a 200 or more pages book but still feel like reading a complete story. Today I'm reviewing the 3 novellas that are part of the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.

Winter's Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5)Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a short novella to be read between the Iron King and the Iron Daughter, and it serves sort of a refreshing of how things are left. Meghan and Ash are on their way to the Winter Court but she asks for a small detour to make visit Puck to make sure he's okay. During their journey, they start being hunted by a dangerous monster.

This was a short novella and the main purpose might as well have been to introduce a character that we'll encounter in a later book and establish it as dangerous even to the Unseelie prince.

The relationship between Ash and Meghan is still a bit on an uncertain state still, and the fact that Meghan is keeping her promise to Ash, even though it is quite hard on both of them.

Even if this one wasn't the most amazing novella ever, it was a good reminder and a way to introduce a new character. All in all a 3 stars read.

Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I actually read this novella right after the Iron Daughter instead of after the Iron Queen, so I was a bit confused about why Puck and Ash were on their quest, but I still managed to enjoy this one quite a lot.

It's a Puck POV story, and his voice is fantastic this time, he's such a fun character! Full of mischief but also extremely loyal and brave. So when he's torn between helping Ash or taking a chance to try and get him as a rival out of the way, he ends up being a good guy cause it also means he's gonna play one of the biggest pranks in history and do it under Titania's very nose!

It was very entertaining reading about him, ice-boy and Grimalkin, and the dynamics between them are always a lot of fun. Well deserved 3.5 stars for this novella, one that is a must for any Puck fan.

Iron's Prophecy (The Iron Fey, #4.5)Iron's Prophecy by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the kind of novella that makes me glad I read it. It's something that any fans of the books would have wanted to read about and also gives us quite a bit of information that ties The Iron Fey with the spin-off series The Call of the Forgotten.

The ending of the Iron Knight was good and satisfactory but I wanted to see a bit more of the Iron Realm, Meghan more established as Queen and Ash being the king consort, or however that ended up working on, and not only I got that (that I'm sure was something a lot of fans of the series wanted) but also the explanation for that prophecy mentioned on the Lost Prince and the Iron Traitor (in the Call of the Forgotten series) and I really felt for Meghan and Ash when they got themselves with such an awful choice to make.

And after having read both The Lost Prince and The Iron Traitor, I'm really left wondering if that was the right choice and gives me even more food for thought of what might happen in the next book!

Well deserved 4 stars for this one.

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  1. I've reall all Iron Fey books, except for the novellas. I don't usually read them, but I want to read
    Iron's Prophecy because I feel like I'm missing something without it.
    I hope I read it before the last book of The Call of the Forgotten.
    Great reviews!

    1. I think it is a great idea reading Iron's Prophecy before the final book in trilogy!
      Thanks, Lis!

  2. Awesome reviews sweetie :D I'm glad you mostly enjoyed these short stories. <3 I adore this world by Julie. Sigh.

    1. This world is fantastic! I cannot wait for the last book of the spin-off series!


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