Anyway, amidst these iron-clad titles are a couple YAs by friends of mine. One is The Iron Witch by my favorite Tarot reader and London tour guide Karen Mahoney. TIW just came out this week in the U.S. and U.K. It's about a teen girl living with the legacy of being attacked by fairies when she was little. The fairies killed her father and did damage to her hands and arms that could only be repaired with magical iron tattoos. (Alchemy!) Naturally, this creates some problems with her when she's older. She has to face her past when fairies kidnap her best friend, forcing her to team up with a mysterious (and highly attractive) part-fey guy. Lots of good, dark fairy stuff here.
Next month, I'll talk about The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge, another awesome title that's coming out later in February.
And with that, I'm back to work! The Children's Choice Book Awards are still going on at Teenreads.com if you want to vote for Last Sacrifice, Spirit Bound, or any other 2010 YA title.
More updates coming soon!