Waiting on Wednesday (01)

The Iron Witch (The Ironbridge Chronicles, #1)
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.


First I have to bring your attention to the beautiful cover. The picture part is so simple, but the feeling I get when I see this makes me feel, well, helpless, like this picture captures what I believe is the main character - Donna Underwood - clutching something I will have to find out when I read the book!

Another thing that I can't wait to experience is the impact of what promises to be an amazing story! The summary speaks it all: a main character who lives in our realm and suffers society's punishment for being different. The way Donna's different is that she is branded by iron tattoos as the result of surviving the fey attack that killed her father.

For some reason, I have noticed that I favor the books that have the topic where society finds them unpleasing, therefore, they shun them by taunting them into insanity. It's a very touchy topic for most teenagers (a.k.a: the nerds that like to read) because we've all been there (well, most of us), and we hate the way it feels for others to judge and turn away. 

This novel promises to be an action-packed debut that I will happily read for my 2011 Debut Author challenge! (: 

Tell me what you're waiting for!

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