Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #1.5
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date: June 1, 2010
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....
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This story wasn’t long enough to really get a sense of whether or not I am going to end up loving the series later on. This is a short story that takes place after Iron King and before Iron Daughter. We see Ash and Meghan’s journey to the winter court, and while I liked Ash better in this story, the series still bothers me.
Ash makes it clear to Meghan that he will kill her if his queen asks him to, but Meghan does not care. Ash then proceeds to ask Meghan how he is supposed to protect her when she has no self-preservation instincts, and that is when it hit me. I don’t like it when a heroine has no sense of self-preservation because I think it is unnatural. If I met a vampire, I would be terrified. If my boyfriend told me he wouldn’t bat an eye if someone asked him to kill me, we wouldn’t be dating anymore and I would want him to stay far, far away from me. I certainly wouldn’t be thinking—yea ok, so do you want to do something later?
I really hope this aspect of the plot changes in the story because I do think it has a lot of potential (particularly of Puck comes back). Aside from issue with Meghan’s attitude, there really wasn’t enough in Winter’s Passage for me to decide if this is a series that I will ultimately end up loving.