Friday, January 04, 2013

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney



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.


I found this story an interesting read. The plot and the story takes a while to get into then once you get further into the book its filled with a lot of darkness.The characters had a mystery among them, but it was kind of hard for me to connect what most of the characters were saying. Then there was the big bombshell where Donna's mom is an Alchemist. I am very curious about what happens in the next book in the series.