The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Friday, 23 September 2011

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Publisher : Corgi Childrens
Pages : 312
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Paperback
Cover : UK Cover
Got : Bought

Rating : ♥ ♥ ♥

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. 


This is tough to review, i expected a lot from it but i felt quite confused with it. The base of the story wasn't that different, with Donna, the main character, having had a hard life after having a run in with the wood elves. She's different and the people at school make it so obvious they don't accept her. However she wore gloves constantly, because of the marks on her arms, and the story that came with that, was interesting.  Although you don't feel like you've missed a chapter while reading, it does seem quite fast. The girl meets the guy and that's it, there is action, stuff does happen but it's so fast that it feels to be not important. It was an alright book though, it was interesting enough and the romance between the two characters was good enough for me to want to read the others in the series, along with the answers still to be found out about.

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