Author: Karen Mahoney
Publication date: 20/01/2011
Paperback: 304 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: UK Book Tours
My Rating: 8/10
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.
Before reading this book I hadn't come across a book based around faeries that I particularly enjoyed. I wasn't a fan of Wicked Lovely so I was a little apprehensive when it came to reading this.
It definitely didn't disappoint me though, when it came down to it, it was a great read with really great characters and the story line was more than interesting.
I would have liked a little more complexity throughout the story because it became a little bit predictable but no less enjoyable.
Overall though I do recommend this read and I have a feeling it will get even better with book 2 in the series!
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