Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eyecatcher: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

The Iron Witch
by Karen Mahoney
ISBN: 9780738725826
Release Date: January 25, 2011
from the author's site: 

FREAK. That’s what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna’s own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.

why it caught my eye: 

This was one that I started hearing about online before coming across it at work. I was intrigued simply because the word "witch" was in the title. I can't help it. I love all things witchy, especially stories. Granted the description talks more about Faeries than witches but that's okay too. I like faerie stories also. 

Anyone out there read this one yet? What did you think? 

1 comment:

abeautifulmadness said...

I've just finished reading, and I was really disappointed. I just felt like there was so much missing in this book. It felt incomplete. I love Mahoney's writing, but the story just wasn't there for me.