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
My thoughts...(tehehehe) I love reading a series when I am behind. I am able to jump from book to book without pause. It's kind of an adrelenine rush (ok... an adrelenine rush for bookish nerds such as myself). I am going to keep this spoiler free in case someone else is behind on this series.
The characters have grown a great deal in this book. Megan developed a stronger understanding of herself, her magic, and the realms beyond her imagination. The other beloved characters still did what they did best. Ash, remained dark and brooding, living under the thumb of his mother and the Unseelie Court. And Puck, faithful to the end, still shined, even in the dark. The love triange still forged a powerful part of the story. One that made my heart ache. Readers get another glimpse of a powerful character, Ironhorse. He had a strong impact on me.
The story did not lack any umph in the action department. The world-building in the first book laid a solid path for the second book. There was something for everyone. Action, romance, grief, and of course tricks and treats from the beloved Fae.
Overall, book two did not disappoint. I am already half way through book three (The Iron Queen) and loving every second of it!
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