Wednesday 3 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is The Iron Witch by UK author Karen Mahoney (or Kaz as she is more affectionately known). Here is the Goodreads description:

"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."

Firstly, have you seen this cover? It's freaking GORGEOUS and makes me want this book just because of the cover art! I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of faerie stories that don't include Tinkerbell but I hold my hands up and say that I haven't read enough in this genre. I DO however like the idea of Alchemy and the magical iron tattoo's that the main character has been branded with. I'm definitely interested in reading this one and as Kaz is awesome, I'm pretty sure her book will be too ;) The Iron Witch will be released in February, 2011.

So what do you think? Will this be on your wish list? What else are you waiting on?


  1. This one sounds amazing! Fab pick!

  2. Man I love this cover. I really hope the story lives up to the big cover. Great pick.

  3. Blogger fail, I forgot to put the release date which has now been added! Thanks for your comments guys :)

  4. Great pick!! I'm like you when it comes to faerie stories, but I love Kaz's shorts that have been published already, and it sounds fantastic, so it's waaayyy up on my must have list! Also, the cover is stunning!