Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Iron Witch
by Karen Mahoney

release date: February 1st, 2011 by Flux

Description from goodreads:
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 thoughts: I've been drooling over this one for months since the cover was released. And what a gorgeous cover it is, with all it's graceful swirls and bizarre tattoos on her arm. Fairies, magic, a centuries old war---this one is sounds like an amazing, epic fantasy.


  1. This one is also on my list of ones I am waiting for! It sounds so good!

    Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books

  2. Great pick! I will have to add this one to my overflowing TBR list. Great cover, too!

  3. Definitely in line with you on this one. Love the cover and the premise. Great pick

  4. woohoo this sounds like a good read! Adorable cover, I will at it to my pile!

  5. This looks like such a great book and the cover is a real eye catcher. Thanks for sharing a great WOW recommendation. Enjoy it when it's released :)

    Here's my WOW for this week

  6. Great pick, can't wait to read this one.

    Our WoW

  7. I'm looking forward to this take on mixing alchemists with the fey. great WoW.

    This is what I’m waiting on.