The Iron Thorn
February 22, 2011
I looking through some of the new Young Adult releases early this week and came across this book with a amazing cover. At first I thought it was going to be about witches and a magic land that she has to save, but after reading the summary I liked the idea a lot better then what I first thought of the book when I looked at its cover. I will be getting this book as soon as I can.
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.