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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Iron Witch

The Iron Witch
by Karen Mahoney
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: January 20, 2011

Summary: 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.

Book Review:
I love it when a book really brings you right into the middle of the story. To make me feel connected with it. There are few books that do this well. I also love it when a book has believable characters. The ending was satisfying in a way, but it also makes me want to know more at the same time. The Iron Witch had one of my favorite endings.

I loved Donna. She had her faults, but that just made her more believable. I don't know why, but I enjoy reading about characters who have faults opposed to those who are "perfect". Anyways I thought that as a character she really brought me into the story. She is the type to be able to kick your butt. But at the same time she is fiercely loyal, a good friend, and is a little naive or innocent in some ways. Over the course of the book I came to admire Donna and relate to her. Donna is different from everyone else. Even those who are part of her world. Throughout the book she becomes more and more confident in being her self, with the help of Xan that is. 

There are so many different books that have love triangles, so I think that it is hard to write a love triangle that stands out from the rest. This one does. First of all there is Navin. He is the best friend. Yeah most love triangles have the best friend for life in them, but I felt that this one was kinda different. Anyways, Navin is an amazing character in that not only is he Donna's best friend for years, but he keeps her grounded. He is the one that makes her feel normal, which is pretty important to Donna. Then there is Xan. In most love triangles the this guy would be perfect. They would come in and sweep the main character off their feet. This is totally not so in The Iron Witch. Xan, just like Navin and Donna, has his faults. Yeah he is cute and all that, but there is actual depth to him. I hope that the author will reveal more about his character because in this book he is kind of a mysterious character. 

In the end I thought that The Iron Witch was a pretty good book. Though I liked it, I have to say I have read better. Not that this isn't worth reading. It definitely is. I just liked other books a little bit more. Also it was a little short. I felt that the story its self was a little rushed because of this. Either way I will be looking forward to the next book.

Rating: B 

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