Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

The Iron Witch
Author:Karen Mahoney
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Flux
The Iron Witch Saga Book #1
ISBN:  073872582X
ISBN13: 9780738725826
Genre: Young Adult

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.

This is one of those books that I picked up purely for the fact that I loved the cover. After reading the summery I thought it interesting enough to read. THE IRON WITCH is paced well with plenty of things happening to keep you in the mood to read it. The characters are like able and easy to connect with. The ending for me fell completely flat, I know this is part of a series but the ending totally left me wondering what happened to the ending.  You know when you read a book and you expect there to be pages left only to have it end while your still waiting for the ending? If that at all made sense that is how I felt with THE IRON WITCH. I will still be looking for book two when it releases as the story was good and I want to know more about Donna, her parents, and what the wood elves have to reveal about Donna's past.

I gave it a 3.5/5