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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Thoughts: Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

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

This isn't going to be much of a review, as I did not finish Iron Witch because I did not like it. I got terribly bored with it, and had to put it down. I tried a few times to pick it back up, but wouldn't get very far before I had to stop again.  I contemplated even posting a "review" but here I am...

I was looking forward to this book. I thought it was going to be excellent, and I was so terribly disappointed. I did not like the way the story moved. I found it very slow, painfully so. I don't know if there was anything that I myself enjoyed about this book.  Usually there is something, but not in this one. I got bored. The characters were annoying and not very likable. The one thing that I found interesting was Donna's mother and her mysterious message to Donna. But even that prospect could keep me reading.

I will maybe finish this book someday. Little by little. But not now.

Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. *gives consolation cupcake*
    I'm sorry!
    I hate when I get bored with a book and it takes me forever to finish it -if I ever do.


  2. Wish I would have read this before I bought it today :(

    On the plus side I got it 2nd hand :)

    Still I'll give it ago..


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