Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Review Source: NetGalley
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.
Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
I very much enjoyed this continuation of the Iron Fey series. I saw this novella as a small "treat" to read in between books 1 and 2, and I appreciated how it was available for free (up until last month everywhere, and still on NetGalley). Of course because of it's format, there were also some limitations to the story. While the events of 'Winter's Passage' were action packed and interesting, it was impossible for the plot to advance very far. I actually really enjoyed Ash's character here, and in places I could see his appeal. As a match for Meghan, though? I am yet to be won over to that ship. Mostly, I loved the action and adventure of this novella, and it kept me engaged with Meghan's story and made me want to read the 2nd book in the series right away. The main plot line of the novella has an interesting twist to it, and any fans of 'The Iron King' should be sure to download it and check it out before reading 'The Iron Daughter'.
Find Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa on Goodreads & the Harlequin eBook store.