Waiting on Wednesday: Ironskin

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Ironskin
Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: October 2, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 304
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 discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.
It's actually been a good while since a paranormal story really excited me. I feel like I've read and seen it all lately, and I keep waiting for something to break the mold. I've yet to really read a story involving fey that I love, so I'm excited to read Ironskin. Not only is the cover to die for, but the synopsis is fantastic and it sounds like it could be a great start to a brand new series! It seems a bit upper YA, and it seems a whole lotta dark, which makes me incredibly happy. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. I also can't wait to read Ironskin. I haven't read many Fey books, only the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and I really liked it. I hope I'll love Ironskin as well! And like you said, that cover is to die for :)

    Kim @ A Dutchie on

  2. loveee this cover.

    here's mine. :) stop by!!!http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

  3. Had not heard of this until now!  Added to my TBR list! :-)

    Check out mine at http://www.amidsummernightsread.com

    --Jessica Lee

  4. I'm so excited for this one - I always like to read imaginative retellings of Jane Eyre, and this one sounds fantastic. Fabulous choice! :)

  5. This one definitely looks good!  I love the premise.

  6. Oh, I am super-excited for this one! I really was hoping they'd have it at BEA but no luck. It sounds a bit out-of-the-box, which I like!

  7. I got a e-book of Ironskin. I can't wait to start it!

  8. It looks so good! I can't wait to see what you think of it! :))))

  9. I was hoping, too! It totally sounds out of the box, and I can't wait! :)

  10. The premise is awesome, right?! I can't wait :)

  11. Doesn't it?! I really can't wait...thanks, Lea! :)

  12. Glad to hear it! I'll be sure to drop by yours :)

  13. I haven't read too many fey books, but this sounds like it could be right up my alley. Here's hoping!

  14. Wow, this book looks good! The cover is really cool and seems to show a strong female lead character :) And Edward Rochart sounds very mysterious...

    Here's my WoW

  15. Love upper YA, love dark, love the cover, now all I need is the book to love the story too :) 

  16. Isn't it?! I'm usually not a fan of girls in dresses, but the iron mask sold me. Done.

  17. The premise of this one is so dark and interesting! Cannot wait for it! Great pick. :)
    My W.O.W.

  18. This does sound great, added it to my ever growing TBR.

  19. I can't wait to read this! I saw it on GoodReads a few months ago and am ridiculously intrigued. 

  20. I think this one could be super awesome...or a total mess just because there are so many parts to it. Can't wait to start seeing some reviews!


  21. I am SO excited for this one! Not only does the synopsis make me curious, but the cover is pretty too! :)


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