My view and review by Cynthia... The World of the Fey thrive and exists with our thoughts, imagination, creativity, and dreaming. When humans redirect their dreaming to something other than Winter or Summer, there is a fake, metallic world that is brought to life. It is the existence of Machina that threatens the entire fairyland.
The World of Fey depends upon the human heart, to remember. We feel summer and see its vibrancy with color and all forms of life swarming around us, warming our days and our hearts. We know winter as the cold grips us and the snowflakes fall, each different from the next, keeping us tantalized and intrigued of how it works its magic over us. The beauty of life is shown to mortals and accepted without testing or trying to find it's origins or where it really might end. We allow glamour to cloud our vision, so that what is before us is easy to see, easy to understand. Most of the time, very little is asked, and all is a given. We breathe, we live, we are. And it is for us, that the fey are too. Even if we convince ourselves they are not real, and we allow ourselves to be too blind to see them.
Humans do have a love for knowledge. We love technology and the science of things. It is our nature to know exactly where it came from and how it works. If the answer is not easily resting before us, we dig deeply until we know, about the tangible things anyway. That is a different kind of fascination, another sort of dreaming and creating. It is cold, metallic, and made of iron. It is those dreams where The Iron King reins.
As minds are filled with thoughts of widgets and gadgets, internet and computers, ipods and iphones, creativity takes a turn creating another kind of world. It is poison to the fey of Winter Court and Summer Court. The iron suffocates them, killing them like a disease, leaving their world empty and barren, making Nevernever only a lost dream.
Meghan Chase is a normal girl or so she is led to believe for all of her sixteen years, until someone she loves is taken. It is that search for him that leads her to finding out details about her life and about her self. When she begins to understand the realities of her world, it drives her to save their world, the fey world. When Meghan is introduced to the fey and some what forced to see what has always been before her, she quickly realizes the similarities of their world to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. At this point, the reader can easily say that the little country girl has gone crazy, or has fallen into a deep coma with dreaming the story through. That would be the logical human take on things, or you can close your eyes to this world and follow the fey into theirs with your heart.
The story continues with
The Iron Daughter
This is a series I will most likely
This is a hard copy borrowed from the library and will count toward a few of my reading challenges including Support Your Library, Outdo Yourself and 100 Books In A Year.