Megan Chase, half human and half daughter of a summer faerie king, learns of this true heritage on the day she turns 16. Suddenly immersed into a world of faeries, goblins, and even a dour magical cat, she braves the unknown all in an effort to save her four-year old brother, Ethan. She faces her father, the Summer King, for the first time, as well as meets Winter Prince, Ash. Ultimately she faces the Iron King, the newest in the cast of faeries, in order to save the fate of the Winter and Summer faerie courts. The book successfully suspends the reader's belief system as Julie Kagawa creates a faerie world which you can join right along with Megan Chase. She finds things out about herself, and her dual nature, although that aspect of her character, and powers, are not developed as well as they could be. You find yourself wondering why she hasn't figured it out yet, or why she forgets what she already knows. The love interest between her and Ash is appropriate for 16, although some of the danger she faces makes you raise an eyebrow; however, when compared to television shows it's probably minor league. The plot moves along nicely, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Khristine Hyam does a fabulous job reading the tale. I highly recommend the book and the series.
I really like this story but some of the parts are frustrating. She is a little slow and getting things but it still is a great story. It is read Very well. I am looking forward to the next book.
Of course! It is a unique story that combines the upsurge of technology and waning of imagination and folklore in a fairyland setting!
I loved the Fey characters and the Ever, Ever world! Megan Chase really comes into her own as a heroine who is half human and half Fae. Her love of her brother, Ethan and persistence in trying to rescue him from Faery World is inspiring! It reminds me a lot of the movie "The Labyrinth" with David Bowie where he steals her baby half-brother to lure her to his world because he is in love with her. Combining that with the technological fey and Shakespeare's Faery court made it a wonderfully rich with adventure!
Even though I really loved this series, it was more for YA, which is great, but I;m more of "in the heat" kind of book gal... that being say, this book has storyline that is loving, sad, wonderment and strong bonds of friendship. The story moved a little slow for me, but it did keep me interested through out, it makes you wonder....the what if?? this is a great series for young adults, no bad laungue, no sexual content , just a very good story of friendship, love and loss..
If it was for an older audience.... I couldnt get into this one, it gave me flash backs of high school.
I like my audiobooks to be easy reads (listens). And this is exactly what this series is. The narrator does a wonderful job.
Puck, because he's that guy that all girls always want to have as a BFF.
Grim, the cat, was fun to listen to.
These faeries aren't so sweet and innocent.
I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic
I gave it a read as I love the narrator of this book. She is amazing! The story built an entire world rich in detail and depth. Great work and I highly recommend it.
a lot like the Hobbit series and Michelle Sagara's Cast in Sorrow series. Kristine Ham is great
The first chapter captivated my interest and it continued to build
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
this is the introduction to an amazing world of Fey and some great characters
I can not compare this story to many others, but it has all the right elements to real me in. It has 2 boys in love with the same girl, danger intrigue and magic. I was not sure about this series at first as this is the 1st book and it was a slow start. the next 2 books in this series left me breathless. I was driving down the freeway listening and crying and laughing and just loving this series more than I can say. Give it a try
she is one of my favorite narrators, she is excellent in this series as she was in the daughter of smoke and bone series and the beautiful creatures series
fey-ries not fairys lolI love that this was emphasized in this series
just read it, I am in my late 30's and still love this series it is not only for young adults
Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
The premise of the book is kind of fun, but it was not easy to get into. Mainly, the heroine is written with an unbelievable level of ignorance of "fairy tales", and the fey are written up like they were copied from Shakespeare's plays.
The "unbelievable" about her ignorance comes in because there is never a clear (or even muddy) explanation of why she hasn't had even the briefest introduction to fairy stories, yet she's a white girl living in middle America. White girl. Middle America. That isn't just prime Euro-mutt territory, it's prime North and West Euro-mutt territory. Where most of the fairy stories come from? Yeah. So, that part bothered me a lot. Until about half way through, you don't even get a decent shot at guessing why she's such an utter dunder head.
Relying on Shakespeare's conceptualization of the fey, also not a winner, but again, get past the half way point and the character building starts to pick up so they don't feel quite so ... cardboard.
The narration wasn't half bad.
I loved that the fey realm is entered by one of "us" and seen through our eyes. I love details, like iPods not working, etc.
The dance where she meets the winter prince.
I love her interpretation of Puck.
I couldn't hardly put this down. I was captivated.
I don't care if its a "Tween" series. It is a well written story for any age listener.