Freak. That’s what they called seventeen year-old Donna Underwood in high school after a horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child. Her injuries and rehabilitation resulted in magically enhanced strength, thanks to the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. As a... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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.
“Quit stalling and start talking, Sharma. Did you follow me? Please don't tell me you've turned stalker, because that would not be cool.”Donna
“Her iron-laced hands and arms throbbed in unison to the beat of the city’s heart.”
“Going nuts? I’m sorry to inform you that it’s far too late for that, Underwood.”
“At the ripe old age of seventeen, Donna had decided that “happily ever after” didn’t exist for freaks like her.”
“You are human, aren’t you, Don? Not that it matters to me, I swear. You know I’m an equal opportunities kinda guy.”
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