Author: Julie Kagawa
# of Pages: 359 (Paperback)
Challenge: 2012 TBR Pile Challenge
Rating: 2.5 stars
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.
My Thoughts: Meghan is in the Winter Court when the Scepter of the Seasons is stolen. The Winter fey believe the Summer fey are behind it an prepare for war. But Meghan knows the truth, and she is determined to help retrieve the scepter before things turn ugly.
I like the world of the Nevernever and find the creatures that dwell there fascinating. I'm also a big fan of Puck and his sense of humor.
The thing that I disliked most about this book was Meghan. She was stubborn and whiny. She would not listen to what anyone had to say, and she was constantly obsessing over Ash. For the most part, she does not pay much attention to Puck, but depends on him to get her out of trouble. She does not even try to get herself out of unpleasant situations.
The book dragged. I actually stopped reading it at one point not intending to finish it. I did finish it, but I had to push myself in order to do so.