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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review: The Iron Witch

Title: The Iron Witch
Series: The Iron Witch # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural/ Fantasy
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Book: Bought

"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 totally love magical stories. You know the ones where you are fighting fairies, running through a forest and searching for your prince charming? I loved this book. I loved the storyline. If anything, it made me feel like I was child again, reading such a magical story that it comes to life right before my eyes.

One thing I enjoyed about this book was the storyline. It was filled with lots of heart breaking pasts, a frightful future, and a friendship worth fighting for. The plot not only took you in, but continued to build up so much so that it left you flipping the pages faster and faster. I also adored the great paranormal twist to the book. It has alchemist in it. It not seen very much in books, but I am glad that in this book it s described well.

The characters, I enjoyed reading. Donna and Navin had a great friendship. I love that their friendship was real. They had something that was built over time and not even elves can ruin that. The love interest I adored. I like that Zan was there for Donna and help her through everything. It was delight to see such a fresh love grow before your eyes.

The Iron Witch was an delightful read. Filled with non-stop action of the fey, alchemy and a great fights, this is one book that kept me entertain. I look forward to reading the next book!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I've heard good things about this one. Still not sure if it's for me as I'm not a huge fan of the Fae, but maybe I'll just have to check it out! :)

  2. I really hate when I am going through my emails and am pressed for time and rather than clicking on the link I read the post and comment to myself. Today is such a day and reading your post I had to drop by and say - well done, what a wonderful review. I have been wondering about this book and have really wanted more opinions. Thank you for sharing today!

  3. I have been so curious about this book, but I've seen so many conflicting reviews. However, I like the idea of the friendship and the action with the fae. Yes, I do think I will put this on my wishlist!

  4. I have this on my shelf. I had to get it, and haven't read it yet! Great review though. I am going to have to get to it sooner now :)


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