From Goodreads: 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.
Okay, so, I have to say it. I’m still a Puck fan. I know, I know… this was the book that was supposed to turn me on to Ash. But… it didn’t. In fact, I found him to be a real creeper in this novel. I guess I haven’t really seen his soft genuine side yet, which might come in the next book? Maybe? I don’t know, but I do know that Puck still holds my favor, and I wish that Meghan would see what I see!
That aside, I think this was a pretty decent sequel to The Iron King. I will admit that I didn’t like it as much as the first novel, but I still liked it. For some reason, I had a harder time reading this novel, meaning it took me a lot longer than expected… I kept putting it aside to read other novels, which isn’t normal for me, especially in the middle of a series. I can’t put my finger on what it was exactly, but I just wasn’t as captivated by this novel. I’m going to blame Ash for that. Lol.
In all honesty, though, Kagawa has created an awesome faery world, and I just love the idea of the iron fey. It’s so ingenious and intriguing that I always want to know more, which is great, because there are two more books in the series! Based on the ending of this novel, I am really interested to know where the story it going to go next, and yes, I do feel sorry for Ash (I’m not that heartless—like him), and I am hoping that everything turns out okay in the end. We shall see. Three stars.