Release Date: February 8, 2011
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 would be remiss if I didn't say that part of the reason why I want to read this book is because Karen and I are good friends. She's a wonderful person through and through. BUT if I didn't know her I would want to read this book because I would first be attracted to the cover. Then I would read the summary, evil faeries? Oooo. And her best friend is Indian but not just some sidekick. It looks like he will play a major role in the story. Annddd there's alchemy. My only introduction to alchemy has been through The Alchemist and I didn't like that story, but I'm eager to learn more about this intriguing topic. That is why I want to read this book in addition to personal friendship. I don't read enough paranormal/urban fantasy/supernatural-ish stuff to know about the difference between fairies/faeries/the fey/elves, but I'm happy that my first introduction to this tense world will be through someone whose work I've read (and enjoyed) before.
Your go! What book(s) are you waiting on this week?