Ù The Wood Queen (The Iron Witch, #2) ☆ Download by Ù Karen Mahoney
Ù The Wood Queen (The Iron Witch, #2) ☆ Download by Ù Karen Mahoney First off, of the over 2000 people who entered to win this book, goodreads picked me Thank you so very much goodreads I am so thankful you selected me as the winner Now, onto my actual review I was happy to see Donna grow in this book I liked her character a lot , and really felt myself start to root for her I also got my wish and got to see a little of Simon, Quentin and Paige s characters While there is still plenty of mystery around them, I am beginning to understand their motives a little bit better Xan is even mysterious than ever before I still have not made up my mind about him I don t know if I like him or not He is the ever present, and sometimes completely gone bad boy, and I often find myself wondering if he will be a good part of Donna s life, or if she is better off sticking to her friend Nav.
This story I have been eagerly awaiting this sequel s release since reading The Iron Witch What an awesome debut that book was, and since finishing it I couldn t wait to get back into the world Karen has created I like that The Wood Queen picks up right where The Iron Witch ends Donna is awaiting her trail with the Alchemists from the trouble she caused and for good reason with the elixir, as well as trying to figure out a way to save her mother, which proves to be harder that she thinks What unravels in this sequel is a plot line full of secrets, lies, magic, demons, fey, wood elves, alchemists, romance and plenty of half truths One of the things I get excited about in a sequel is seeing how a character grows, and Donna definitely does that well I ll be honest, the first part of the book she really annoyed me to the point I had a hard time getting into the story until she finally stands u The best part of these books is Navin, so it s kind of sad he s basically been relegated to the part of that guy in the love triangle who doesn t stand a chance I m kind of hoping that in the third book he ll come out as bi and hook up with Robert Lee.
Aside from my Navin feelings, this book was okay but nothing exceptional Donna is frequently dumb as a box of hammers, which is disheartening, but she s still basically a likeable character I could not possibly care less about Xan, nor do I care about how he and Donna are soul mates but not in that icky romance way but in a deeper, meaningful way No, seriously, that s pretty much what the author had Donna think in this book Like, don t kid yourself, Mahoney You re still writing a fairly standard YA fantasy with a love triangle here The soulmates trope is cheesy as hell no matter how you try to spin it.
the ending could ve been better, but I am definitely interested enough in what went down to continue to the 3rd book I love Navin so so much he s the best.
Initially I thought the book was set in victorian era like normal steampunk stuff but no, its modern era but the people talk like they haven t been in modern era The setting s and character s dullness, which made me initially confused, was horrendous Is this suppose to be dystopian but no, its like a secret society story in america Yeah, you get me rightand the girl was complaining about her being exiled to england Girl, I WANT to stay in England Free of charge at that Jeesh you can go all touristy and such and no one cares.
This book is not for those who like to read in full speed because this book stunted every chapter and shows little story progression until quarter end I did comment about the length in the previous book but in this one, come on, its like waiti This is the second book in The Iron Witch trilogy I really enjoyed the first one and was excited to read the second book after some of the interesting hints and glimpses we got in the first book This book ended up being fairly disappointing In this book Donna is under trial by the Order of the Dragon and awaiting her punishment for stealing the Elixir of Life Donna is also dealing with her ailing mother and ends up striking a deal with the Wood Queen if Donna opens a door to Faerie and lets the Wood Queen and her Wood Elves back home then the Wood Queen will release Donna s mother from the elven curse that has taken away her sanity and consciousness.
Mostly this story was just plain boring all the parts about the trial and the Order of the Dragon were just boring boring boring Th Donna Underwood Is In Deep TroubleAn Ancient Alchemical Order Is Holding Her Accountable For Destroying The Last Precious Drops Of The Elixar Of Life Never Mind The Fact That Donna Was Acting To Free Her Friend, Navin, From The Dangerous Clutches Of The Wood Queen At The Time But What The Alchemists Have In Store Is Nothing Compared To The Wrath Of The Fey The Wood Queen Has Been Tricked And Donna Must Pay Get Ready For All Hell Quite Literally To Break Loose The Wood Queen was Karen Mahoney s second novel in The Iron Witch trilogy, and wellit somewhat underwhelmed me to be frank The writing seemed to meander and rely on direct citations of cliches, the plot took forever to move from one vital point to the next, and I think the addition of Donna s mother s journal didn t really add that much to the ongoing narrative, which suffered a bit from the staggering transitions The plot itself revolved around Donna being put on trial for her actions in the previous book sacrificing a vital elixir to save Navin In the meantime, Donna realizes that the Wood Queen is up to no good, placing a curse on Donna s mother that s a ticking timebomb Add to that some complicated tensions in the Orders and closely guarded secrets about Donna s ident I can t give this book enough justice I LOVED The Iron Witch but The Wood Queen is in a realm of its own It s such a fantastic book I can t find the words to describe it I love Donna Well done on yet another fantastic story Kaz I love the new cover The subtle changes make all the difference