Release Date: February 8, 2011
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.
I really enjoyed The Iron Witch. I've been looking forward to reading it for quite some time now, so I was expecting a lot of good things. It didn't quite reach all of my expectations, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. It was a fast and enjoyable read.
One thing that I didn't enjoy a lot, though, was Donna. It's not that I didn't like her, but she just bothered me at times. She was a very depressing character. Not that I blame her, with everything she's been through, but I do wish she would be a little more lively at times. But, by the end of the book I found that I liked her more than the beginning.
This book was very unique. It's not something you see all the time. It was a very addicting read. Not to mention quick, too.
I liked this book. I look forward to next one. There were some mixed reviews on this, but I enjoyed it quite a bit