I'm finally starting to know my way around in the huge world of book bloggers. It's awesome! I've also picked up some designing tips and gave my blog a new face. I'm really happy with the outcome!
Exams are nearing, oh no! Sadly that means even less time for books. I only get to read couple of chapters a day. And because of that I've decided to abandon my long-time policy of not doing reviews on series! That way I can celebrate every read book :) Also please do continue being awesome and let me know your thoughts! I appreciate each and every one!
The second book in the Iron Fey series surprised me pleasantly! I loved this book so much more! I guess the time needed to truly
get into the series finally paid off! At times the storyline seemed a
bit cliché, but somehow I still managed to understand her feelings. I
enjoyed watching Meghan grow "an iron backbone" - both, she and Ash grew up
It picked off right where the Winter Passage left off. (If you haven't read the 60-something page novella you didn't miss out anything crucial, but I do recommend it! It showed us extra scenes of developing feelings, thus setting up a base for a smooth transition. And it was just sweet mush at times, just what I needed!)
Seeing Meghan go through some misery and pain as well for a change of only happy-go-lucky was much needed. Nothing forces us to mature quicker than a broken heart.
However, what seriously got on my nerves was the same-old same-old Noble-Idiot syndrome. I understand we can't jump right to the happy ending, I really do! But stretching pointlessly the unnecessary tension and then suddenly abandoning all the previous objections. *sigh* A creature as old as Ash should already know better.
I can't say I didn't' love Puck, but I enjoyed seeing him suffer. (Somehow it sounds
much more sadistic than it should.) For me, he never had a chance with Meghan so I followed his pursuits with
almost clinical interest. I look forward to seeing him again, but only to see him accept defeat. A bit cruel, but what can I say? I enoy well written unrequited love.
I loved the unseelie side characters as well! Redcaps and bogeys in the wardrobe, yelling "My closet!" Great explanation to our childhood fears with lots of good humor.
Already reading the next installment. The books only seem to get better (which sadly is pretty rare), if only I had enough time to inhale the pages!