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 enjoyed this book a lot! I did have some things that I didn't like, but overall, it was a pretty decent book to read! And I enjoyed it! Just that the issues that I had with it decreased how much I liked it, which sucked, but oh, well!
This world of faeries, and the alchemists that oppose them, well, was really interesting! I just wanted to know more about it, how it worked, and what with Donna's iron tattoos, well, makes her pretty much the perfect character to tell us about the world!
I really enjoyed the mystery that was in this book, the hidden secrets of the alchemists, and Xan, who is half-fey, and their journey to go and save Navin. Because boy, did the alchemists have some secrets! I really didn't like most of them!
How it ended, was really great! That artefact, well, was pretty important, but Navin was her friend, so how everything came together at the end, there were parts that were expected, and others that were not! And we're going to get more, so yeah!
Pretty great book, and I really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Karen Mahoney
Series: The Iron Witch #1
Read: July 4th-5th, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book, and it's a LLFL book!
Published: February 8th 2011