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Dark and beautiful, sensual and dangerous, utterly enthralling. Karen Mahoney is a brilliant storyteller, blending magic and alchemy with bold, captivating characters who step right off the page and draw you into their world. You'll fall under this book's spell.--Richelle Mead, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

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.

Mahoney's debut sizzles with romance and alchemical swashbuckling, but it's the steadfast character of Donna Underwood that kept me hooked. Her choices, her loyalty, her determination--all make for a refreshing and captivating read. The only problem with The Iron Witch is that the next book can't come fast enough.--Tiffany Trent, author of In the Serpent's Coils

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"Mahoney's debut novel mines the familiar turf of the adolescent with magical abilities who just wants to be 'normal.' 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 strength. Donna's best friend, Navin, tries to keep her in the flow of ordinary teenage life, taking her to parties like the one thrown by the mysterious Xan Grayson. It quickly becomes apparent that Xan's secrets are akin to Donna's. It's also clear that malignant elves from the Ironwood are starting to infiltrate the town, but why? Questions become crises when Navin disappears, and Donna must choose between keeping her secrets and saving her friend. Back-story takes precedence over present action in this installment, with info dumps taking the form of Donna's diary and conversations with out-of-the-loop characters. But although Mahoney's story takes a while to get going, she lays intriguing groundwork for later books. Ages 12 — up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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The child of alchemists, Donna Underwood feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. When the darkest outcasts of Faerie abduct her best friend, Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war between the humans and the fey.

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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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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.

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Teri Crosby, April 19, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
Karen Mahoney brings is into the world of the Fey and of the alchemist in her 2011 debut novel, The Iron Witch. Mahoney is a great world building taking us through her character Donna Underwood, and the experiences and experimentations that happened to her while she was young. The accompanying man candy of a mortal and a half fey make for a great part of the story, and I love all of the characters dialog and interactions with each other.
With an influx of books in the YA genre I loved this retelling of a classic tale of the "Armless Maiden" myth and how Mahoney wove the present day into the story so well.
With the amazing qualities of this debut I cannot wait to read the next book in her series.
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9780738725826
Author:
Mahoney, Karen
Publisher:
Flux
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
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Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20110231
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mahoney's debut novel mines the familiar turf of the adolescent with magical abilities who just wants to be 'normal.' 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 strength. Donna's best friend, Navin, tries to keep her in the flow of ordinary teenage life, taking her to parties like the one thrown by the mysterious Xan Grayson. It quickly becomes apparent that Xan's secrets are akin to Donna's. It's also clear that malignant elves from the Ironwood are starting to infiltrate the town, but why? Questions become crises when Navin disappears, and Donna must choose between keeping her secrets and saving her friend. Back-story takes precedence over present action in this installment, with info dumps taking the form of Donna's diary and conversations with out-of-the-loop characters. But although Mahoney's story takes a while to get going, she lays intriguing groundwork for later books. Ages 12 — up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The child of alchemists, Donna Underwood feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. When the darkest outcasts of Faerie abduct her best friend, Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war between the humans and the fey.
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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