Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Release date: February 8, 2011

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 don't remember where, but I recently saw a finished copy of this in someone's IMM vlog and it was completely gorgeous. Plus, this novel sounds sort of like it has similar elements to Julie Kagawa's The Iron King and The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, and I loved both of those books. I'm eager to see Mahoney's take on fey.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. OH! This one sounds phenom. I'll have to check this one out! :)

  2. Totally waiting on this book--it looks great (yes, I'm easily swayed by a good cover) and, from the blurb, it sounds great! Great WoW pick!

    The Book Swarm

  3. I just finished The Iron King and The Iron Daughter and I am loving me some fey. I'm going to have to check this one out!

  4. I can't decide if I want to read this. I mean, it's absolutely gorgeous, and I like the idea of alchemy being an element, but I don't know, something makes me a little leery for some reason...



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