Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Iron Witch

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Summary from Goodreads:  Freak. That’s what they called seventeen year-old Donna Underwood in high school after a horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child. Her injuries and rehabilitation resulted in magically enhanced strength, thanks to the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. As a child of the alchemists, she is both blessed and cursed with a magical heritage that doesn't leave much room for boys, parties and homework.

Now, after ten years of wishing for a normal life, she finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war against the darkest outcasts of Faerie: the Dark Elves. Aided by a gorgeous half-fey dropout, Donna must race to save her best friend’s life - even if it means betraying one of the world’s greatest secrets and confronting the very thing that destroyed her family.

My top 3 reasons for WOWing The Iron Witch:

1.  The Cover! I love this cover!  From the short description of Donna in the summary, the cover seems to be true to the character with the iron tattoos.  And I'm wondering if what Donna has in her hands are related to the fact that her parents were Alchemists.

2.  Faeries - I've been really liking a lot of the recent faerie books.  This one sounds a little different with the addition of Alchemy (which I have to say is an interesting enough reason on its own to read The Iron Witch) and the fact that Donna's in a race to save her best friend.

3.  I loved Karen Mahoney's short story "Falling to Ash," which was part of the vampire anthology The Eternal Kiss, so I can't wait to read more of her writing.


What are you "Waiting on" this Wednesday?

9 comments:

  1. ooh..adding this one to my WL!

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  2. This sounds really interesting and I do love the cover. I think it does look like a new take on faeries. Great pick!

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  3. Nice pick! I love this cover too,

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  4. I like the cover of this one as well and the premise is interesting. My WoW pick is here if you have time to check it out.

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  5. Awesome pick! The Iron Witch has been getting some major buzz around the blogosphere lately. I haven't read any of Karen's short stories but I'm looking forward to this book for sure. (:

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  6. This book is on my list as well! I'm very excited for it to come out :). The cover is awesome and I do love a good read about faeries!

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  7. I'm waiting on this, too. The cover and description are awesome.

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  8. Wow...this book sounds awesome! :) The cover is just gorgeous as well! :)

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