The Iron Witch

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch #1)

Paperback, US Edition, 290 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Flux (first published January 20th 2011) 
Review by Amber I

From Goodreads 
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.

My Thoughts 

I have heard lots of good things about this book. A lot of bloggers and people who I generally have lots of books in common with loved this book. But for some reason it just wasn't something that I loved. 

I thought at the beginning I was going to enjoy it. Its start off with lots of mystery with Donna. Whats wrong with her hands, what accident, what happened at school, who is the order? things like that. Then she met a mysterious guy that seemed  really interesting but somewhere in the middle for me I just got a little bored. I guess I did not totally connect with Donna. Also alchemist were a big part of the story and I am still not exactly sure what they do or who or what the order is.

There is a lot to go on though so other books may make this one seem even better. There is this whole  alchemist element and the wood-elves that if brought more in focus could make it more interesting. 

3 out of 5 stars 


  1. Thanks for the honest review! :)

    I've heard this was alright from other people, but when I looked at it in the stores it just didn't stand out to me. Glad I didn't buy now. Great job!


  2. I agree with your review here as well. I heard a lot of good things about this and I read it, but it just had too much of an info dump almost and not enough action or moving forward so much. I'm still interested in seeing where this series will go, so I will likely give book 2 a try before dismissing the series all together.

  3. Thats what I am thinking. It is the first book and it could get better. I borrowed this from the library and will likely do the same with the next book.

  4. Hey! I know how it is, sometimes it happens to me too. I hear people really enjoyed a book but I don't feel the same way. I guess it depends on how we connect with the characters and how we see their world. Anyway, this is a good thing, right? Thanks for the review, it's been very helpful! I have to read this book for the DAC2011 as well, so I'll give it a try.

  5. I always feel bad not liking a book for some reason. I know authors put a lot of work into it and I would hate for anyone to have their feelings hurt. But you are right not all of us like the same things. Sometimes we connect, sometimes we don't.

  6. Im sorry you didnt love it! I have yet to pick up the series. I still plan to. Thanks for the post!

  7. I was hoping this would be good, but you are the second review I have seen that said it was lacking. I think I will pass on this....
    Truly Bookish

  8. It seems mysterious. After reading your review and the comments above, however, it seems it couldn't measure up the expectations. Anyway, I am going to give it a try!


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