The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
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When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood’s father and drove her mother mad. Her own nearly fatal injuries were fixed by alchemy—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. Now seventeen, Donna feels like a freak, doomed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. Only her relationship with her best friend, Navin, is keeping her sane.

But when vicious wood elves abduct Navin, Donna is forced to accept her role in the centuries-old war between human alchemists and these darkest outcasts of Faerie. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous guy with faery blood running through his veins and secrets of his own, Donna races to save Navin—even if it means betraying everything her parents fought to the death to protect.

Praise:
“Dark and beautiful, sensual and dangerous, utterly enthralling. . . You’ll fall under this book’s spell.”—Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author

“Mahoney’s debut sizzles with romance and alchemical swashbuckling. . .  A captivating read.”
—Tiffany Trent, author of In the Serpent’s Coils

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About Karen Mahoney

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Karen Mahoney (United Kingdom) has been published in the anthologies The Eternal Kiss and Kiss Me Deadly (both by Running Press). She has a highly trafficked blog and is also part of a group blog that includes New York Times bestselling authors. Visit her online at KazMahoney.com.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Flux. 312 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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However, Donna's first journal entry in this sequel states that her "dreams are still full of fear and pain, even though it is a different sort of fear and a new kind of pain," promising an exciting installment in this fantasy series.

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This book begins and ends with a diary entry from the journal of Donna Underwood, whose strongest childhood memory—seeing her father killed—was followed by her mother’s entry to a private sanatorium.

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Donna Underwood, survivor of a faerie attack in the Ironwood years earlier, lives in Ironbridge, Mass., where she's been kicked out of high school and receives "homeschooling" from an alchemical society that saved her life by tattooing and reinforcing her arms with iron, giving her superhuman str...

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The Bookbag

Donna knows something must be going on, but with the Order members she's always turned to in the past acting strange, Donna finds herself alone.

Feb 14 2011 | Read Full Review of The Iron Witch (The Iron Witc...

Dark Faerie Tales

So when one of her only friends, her very best friend, is kidnapped and taken into Faery, Donna will stop at nothing to get him back.

Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of The Iron Witch (The Iron Witc...

The Overflowing Library

I am really fed up with books that are the first in a series that spend the entire book just slowly introducing to the world and characters and therefore contain very little action.

Feb 11 2011 | Read Full Review of The Iron Witch (The Iron Witc...

YA Bound

Donna and Xan share more than they realize, and together set off on a mission to rescue Navin after he’s taken by Wood Elves.

Mar 03 2011 | Read Full Review of The Iron Witch (The Iron Witc...

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