The week's pick is...
The Iron Witch
Coming February 1, 2011 - Preorder it below
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.
Then the darkest outcasts of Faerie - the vicious wood elves - abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between 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.
Karen Mahoney has contributed to both The Eternal Kiss and Kiss Me Deadly which include short stories by several authors including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, Becca Fitzpatrick, Carrie Ryan, and Michelle Zink, just to name a few. To be included in such great company definitely puts her on my radar. Lusting over the cover is an added bonus.