For reason's I've never really been able to discern, I have alwaysstayed away from books about Faeries. If I read the blurb and it mentioned anything about them, I would move on to the next title. I can say, after reading this one, I am officially a faery convert! This story starts pretty ordinarily. You have Meghan, who is the uncool, hick girl at her school. She has her best friend Robbie and a little brother, Ethan, who she adores. Her crush on the most popular guy in school gets her into an unfortunate situation, that leaves the whole school laughing at her. It's okay, though, because she's got bigger things to deal with. Like the fact that her brother has been kidnapped and taken to Faery, and Meghan is determined to get him back.While traveling to the Summer Court, she meets Grim the Cait Sith, also known as a talking cat. Grim is by far one of my favorite characters. You wonder if all cats really think the same way he does. Once at the court she meets King Oberon and Queen Titania, both terrifying in their own ways. We are also introduced to Queen Mab and Prince Ash of the Winter Court. We don't get much face time with the King of Queens, but we get to know Prince Ash along the way, as he helps Meghan find her brother. The world building was fantastic. Julie Kagawa described the characters and places so well, I felt like I was a part of it. Even the Iron Kingdom, as creepy and cruel as it was, still seemed so real and awesome in it's own way. There are so many great things and characters in this book, but I can't go spoiling the whole story. I'm diving into the next installment immediately!