The Wood Queen (Iron Witch Series #2)

The Wood Queen (Iron Witch Series #2)

by Karen Mahoney

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ISBN-13: 9780738726625
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Series: Iron Witch Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,051,631
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen Mahoney (United Kingdom) has been published in the anthologies The Eternal Kiss and Kiss Me Deadly (both by Running Press). She has a highly trafficked blog and is also part of a group blog that includes New York Timesbestselling authors. Visit her online at KazMahoney.com.

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The Wood Queen: An Iron Witch Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
All readers excited for this sequel should run to get their hands on a copy. Author Karen Mahoney captures readers and thrusts them into her world of elves, alchemists, and power. Donna is in deep trouble with the alchemists over the elixir debacle from the first book, The Iron Witch, and worries constantly about her dying mother. Worry over her mother consumes her and she faces her deadliest enemy, the Wood Queen, in an attempt to save her mother. The Wood Queen is notorious for twisting her truths and dishonesty, will Donna's dealings go well? The reader will get to know the other characters much better. Donna grows in this book, she matures. The reader will enjoy watching Donna and Xan's relationship grow as well. Though the romance is not the focus of the novel, Mahoney will make the reader believe that a cold-hearted, half-blood could love mortal Donna. It will be interesting for the reader to learn more about Xan and make his/her own decision as Xan is still a little hard to trust, loving Donna or not. The other characters, especially Navin, are very fun to read about. They play a very important part in pushing the plot along at a rapid rate. The plot begins with no hesitation, the reader will be taken straight into action. Following Donna's quick actions and rapid thoughts will keep the reader occupied throughout the novel. The book contains quite a few twists and surprises, enough to make the plot fast-paced and the reader guessing. The reader will receive glimpses into both Donna and her mothers' minds as well as learn some pertinent background information. This book is highly recommended to young adult/teen readers-if you haven't picked up the first book, check it out on Goodreads (The Iron Witch).
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 5 months ago
After reading the first book and really liking it, I knew I wanted to read the second book. This book pick up right from where it left off. Donna is still facing the consequences of her past actions and much need work is needed to be done.What I liked most about this book, is that Donna is stronger. She is exposing secrets left and right. I like that Donna is being head on about things. She is tired of lies and demands the truth. I totally agree with her. Enough lies! The love interest didn't grow as much as I wanted it to, but it did bring some revelation about their relationship. Let's just say the guy wasn't totally honest either. There love suffered a bit and I am anxious to see, with all the new revelations how its going to go now.Despite the occasional predictability, it ends up being a satisfyingly read. The Wood Queen, had lots of action that kept you at the edge of your seat.
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing 5 months ago
THE WOOD QUEEN starts up right where THE IRON WITCH left off. Donna is now on trial for for stealing the elixir of life. The Wood Queen comes to Donna with a request for help and dangles her mother and her worsened condition over her head to get her to help. And if that isn't enough, her Iron Tattoos are starting to act a bit weird. Donna learns a lot in book 2. She finds out quite a bit about her powers, learns about secret plots to use her in horrible ways, and secrets that have been hidden from her. Things she thought she knew were false and people she thought were on her side disappoint her.Donna continues to be an interesting character. I love her iron tattoos and it was great to find out more about them and how they both saved her as well as hinder her now in some ways. I like that she doesn't meekly follow along when she knows she doesn't agree with things people are doing. Navin has had a hard time dealing with all that happened in book 1 to him and the secrets that were kept from him but he is still whole heartedly Donna's best friend and is there for her every step of the events in THE WOOD QUEEN. I really hope he continues to be in on the next adventure, I couldn't imagine him not being there. Xan, uggh I just cant figure him out. I really liked him and what he brought to THE IRON WITCH but so many things about him are up in the air. When you think you know everything about him something else pops up to make you go hmmm. The ending kinda left their relationship (Donna and Xan) up in the air and I'm hoping we finally get to know him in book 3 if he is still involved. There were a few new characters introduced that I'm sure we will see more of in the future. Robert Lee who I think is a great new ally and the Demon King that I cant imagine will bring anything but trouble.THE WOOD QUEEN brought us plenty of action, mystery, and suspense. The pace is smooth and the plot full of twists and turns. I couldn't imagine not reading what comes next for Donna. I recommend that new readers to the series start with book 1.
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book and really liking it, I knew I wanted to read the second book. This book pick up right from where it left off. Donna is still facing the consequences of her past actions and much need work is needed to be done. What I liked most about this book, is that Donna is stronger. She is exposing secrets left and right. I like that Donna is being head on about things. She is tired of lies and demands the truth. I totally agree with her. Enough lies! The love interest didn't grow as much as I wanted it to, but it did bring some revelation about their relationship. Let's just say the guy wasn't totally honest either. There love suffered a bit and I am anxious to see, with all the new revelations how its going to go now. Despite the occasional predictability, it ends up being a satisfyingly read. The Wood Queen, had lots of action that kept you at the edge of your seat.