Waiting on Wednesday: Ironskin

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:

by Tina Connolly
Tor Books
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin.

When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio…and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life—and discover just how far she will go to become whole again.

This sounds like a play on Jane Eyre, The Man in the Iron Mask and Beauty and the Beast. I LIKE! Add some steampunk to that and I LOVE! I could use a new (and unique) steampunk story in my life now. Ironskin sounds like it would perfectly fit the bill. So… How soon can I get my hands on this one? October? That suddenly seems like such a long time to wait.


About Jenna (Does Books)

Working momma of a little pink princess and reader of all things YA. I'm an artist, writer and avid reader who swears that she's having a hard time letting go of the childish things... Let me read your latest YA book and let's see if it makes the grade!

Posted on May 2, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Ironskin with us! I have never heard of this novel before but now I’ll be pining alongside with you 🙂 Seems like I might just have crept up from beneath a rock by the look of all those of my GR friends that already has Ironskin on their wishlist.

  2. “WOW”. That’s the first thing that came out of my mouth, when I saw the cover. It just looks really cool and badass. Then I read the synopsis and I was completely sold. And it’s steampunk! I haven’t read one from that genre before, I think this would be my first! 😀

    Here’s my WoW! 🙂

  3. This sounds like a really interesting book and I love the cover. I want to get my hands on it too, and October seems so long way. 😦

  4. Ooohhh… Ironskin looks pretty fetching. Awesome pick! 😀

    Drop by my WoW! 😀

  5. I am very intrigued by this one! I don’t think I have heard of it before. Great pick!

    My W.O.W.

  6. Gorgeous cover! And I love the angle of a fey curse, and a budding romance!

  7. DUDE. I saw this a little while ago and then forgot and now you have reminded me again that this sounds AWESOME. Count me in for this one!

    My WoW

  8. Definitely sounds like a play on Jane Eyre! I wouldn’t mind reading this, I think. 😀

    ComaCalm’s WoW…

  9. This one sounds like it might be really good. Thanks for the introduction.
    My WOW…

  10. I haven’t heard of this book before but it certainly sounds intriguing! Great choice!

    Check out my WoW post.

  11. I usually shy away from books that have the word “Iron” in their title, though I have no idea why I do. This one sounds very cool, though, and I’m excited to see what everyone’ll think about it!

    Patricia // My WOW

  12. This book.. I don’t have any words to describe how excited I am :p The whole concept, great, the cover, makes it even greater.


  13. The cover on this book is AMAZING! So looking forward to getting my hands on it!!!!!!! 😉

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