In defense of all my ranting in the previous post about the UK cover of Last Sacrifice, I'm very tempting to post that as my WOW this week. But I'm saving it for November, when it gets to that point where all I can say is 'I NEED Last Sacrifice NOW!!!' So instead, here is one of my top picks from 2011:
Title: The Iron Witch
Author: Karen Mahoney
Release date: 1st Feb 2011 (US) 3rd Feb 2011 (UK)
"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."
I've read and loved both Kaz's short stories in the YA anthologies 'The Eternal Kiss' and 'Kiss Me Deadly' about a teen vampire named Moth, so I'm very excited for her first full novel, despite me not always being the biggest fan of faeries. It sounds fantastic, I really liked her writing in those two shorts and it has a stunning cover. What's not to be excited about?!
What's your WoW this week?
For more info:
Karen Mahoney's website
Karen Mahoney on Twitter