Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney

Last week I posted on the Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney and its page turning capabilities.  Well I threw myself headlong into the sequel, The Wood Queen.

Donna Underwood is in deep trouble. An 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... (Good Reads)

Originality - 4.5.  As for all sequels, originality lacks some, but the introduction of past relationship-ish half human girls, a trial, and continued sneakinh around in the woods, Donna kept me guessing.

Absurdity - 7. Again, things got WONKY, and the ending? Spring 2013 needs to come soon because things. got. real.

Level of Paranormal Romance -9.  Continued mushy high-school texting and hand holding soul mates, jazzed up with a serving of LUST.  It must be all my YA reading, but things got spicy, and I liked it. Goosie Mama, in about three pages I am willing to bet that Xan was hotter then anything that happened in Shades of Grey.....there is stroking of tousled hair, trembling knees and deep kisses.

Level of Harry Potter-ness - 6. Donna HAS the power, but there is so much more to her world of magic then she ever knew.  Things get more complicated, more mysterious, more magical and with more serious consequences, and all of a sudden, people are not who they seem..
Seriously, is it spring 2013 yet?


  1. I LOVE stroking of tousled hair! Haha! I've heard of the Iron Witch, but not this one. I'll have to check out them both! They sound fantastic!

  2. I got all excited for a moment, because I misread the title as The Word Queen in my Google Reader, but this does make me want to check out The Iron Witch. ;)


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