Saturday, December 29, 2012


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. REVIEW: 4.5 STARS....... First I want to start with saying how stunning this cover is :) Heading into the first chapter I was unsure if Ironskin would be a story I enjoyed (writing was a bit different than I was used to) but by the second chapter I was hooked and was more than pleased with the writing style. The story was very different from books I've read and I found this book hard to put down. Was it filled with action.... No- but the writing was beautiful and the story was mysterious and intriguing. The ending picked up with more action which saved the book in my opinion. The characters were awesome and I felt the frustrations that Jane went through in her daily life with the 5-year old girl- Dorie. I liked that the book was not overwhelmed with romance but just enough to make an impact. I enjoyed every minute of Ironskin because of the different plot line and beautiful writing. If your someone who is looking for a book to blow your socks off I don't think this one will do it, but if you want an overall great book I would recommend Ironskin- I see that the ratings are all over the place but for me- I loved it! I look forward to reading more from Tina Connolly in this series :) This is a favorite of mine for 2012 (Want to say Thank You- to the publisher Tor Books.... I was one of the winner's to receive Ironskin as well as two other books from a contest held on their blog)

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