Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: The Iron Witch by Karen Mohoney

The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch #1)
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: February 8th 2011
Author Website
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble

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.
My Take:
The Iron Witch is about a girl trying to understand a world that no girl her age really knows about. Because of the attack that had happened while she was in the woods with her father, she hides herself away from those at her school. Not even her best friend knows about her, because Donna tries as she can to keep it all a secret. The day she meets her eyes are opened to all that is possible. Trying to figure out why her arms tingle when near Xan she goes in search for the answer and gains more than what she wanted. Navin has been there for Donna for every important thing except the event that changed her life and opened up her eyes. Trying to find out the answers and trying to learn why she was attacked and given this curse can lead anyone wanting an answer.

When your best friend is taken and all you do is pray he/she is safe. Donna knew what she had to do, sacrifice anything that get him home safe. She asks Xan to help in any way possible. When finally all help seems lost she ventures further and finds not only what needs to find but also has new and valuable information to consider. 

I really enjoyed the fact that faeries are always painted differently and it was cool getting the information that Donna was finding out. I had many moments where I was screaming at my book for the character to move and be faster because I wanted her to win in the end. What I learned was that life can you give you things its the experience that changes your perspective on things. What seemed easy today can become hard tomorrow.

5/5 Stars

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