Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
Today I'm waiting on The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney.
Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.
Quite honestly, I was going to wait until I had a UK cover image to WoW this one... but I just couldn't! And besides, the US cover is frankly awesome. Loving the iron tattoos.
I don't read that many Faerie books, largely because I'm not super keen on the sweet and sparkly variety. But The Iron Witch has me intrigued with that summary, and words like 'dark' and 'vicious' are getting my hopes way up. Sounds like the MC is going to be of the complex variety, too.
The Iron Witch hits the US on the 1st February 2011, and the UK on February 3rd.