Title: Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey #1.5)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Challenge: YA Series
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.... -summary from goodreads.com
I actually didn’t even know this book exsisted *lowers head in shame*. I read about it on the authors’ blog and I was like, “Wtf? There’s another book that’s already out?” Of course I downloaded it right away and finished it in a couple of hours. And although I loved it, I am so bummed that I read this novella out of order. It would have been so nice to read it after The Iron King… It actually helped me accept Ash and Megan’s relationship a bit more (I’ve always been more of a Puck girl, but you can’t help but love Ash in this short story). I love it when authors give you little extras novella’s, it feels like I’m reading deleted scenes from the other books.
Winter’s Passage place right after book one; during Meg and Ash’s trip back to the Unseelie court. It's only about 60 pages long, so it's a real quick read… and I don’t recommend reading it out of order. I mean, technically you could, but you wouldn’t appreciate the story as much.
Either way, if you’re a fan of the Iron Fey Series, pick this book up. It’s a fun, quick (and romantic) read that you won’t want to miss!