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Friday, March 4, 2011

Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

From GoodReads: 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 wish I could say that I loved this book, I had my hopes up really high going in, only to be brought crashing down partway in.  I thought the begininning started out really strong and I was reall excited to see where it was going to go.  But then about halfway through it just seemed to lose steam, it started to drag on, and it lost some of it's magic, some of it's uniqueness.  I was expecting something (I honestly was expecting a book about witches and magic, not alchemy and fae) and I just felt like, even though some elements were fresh and unique, a lot of elements had been done too many times before.  I can say that I will read the next book in this series, if only to find out what secrets the alchemists are hiding from Donna and to see if Xan gets his wings back.

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