Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: October 2, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal
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?