Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (19): Ironskin

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!




This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Release Date: October 2nd 2012 by Tor Books 
Format: Hardcover


   Goodreads Summary:
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.




 Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
 1. The cover. It totally has a Phantom of the Opera vibe to it with the masked girl and the mist. I also like the icey & gray tones of the cover because it gives it a certain mystique.
2. This book is a steampunk retelling of Jane Eyre. Andddd it has fey. I mean what an incredible mix, right? Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is an incredible story and I am looking forward to the author's spin of it in this book.
3. Jane Eyre+Fairies+Steampunk? bad-ass. I am sold.


 What do you guys think? :)

















34 comments:

  1. I love fae books. I actually haven't read anything steampunk or read Jane Eyre but the cover is awesome. Having to wear a mask to cover her curse sounds really interesting.
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  2. I don't like Jane Eyre, but surprisingly, I quite enjoy retellings!

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  3. I am with you! This sounds awesome!!! I love steampunk. Great pick:)

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  4. I would pick up this book just for the cover. MAN ALIVE, I love it. <3 great job, cover designer person! lol. and it sounds amazing. guh. can't wait to read it. :D

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  5. I would probably just read this book for a cover. Yep. No shame at all... And for this other reason: "a steampunk retelling of Jane Eyre". Sounds perfect!

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  6. This is the first I've heard of this novel. I love the cover too. I'm usually not one for fey, but it does sound interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  7. Okay, this looks great. Adding to my TBR list ASAP.

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  8. OH, I didn't know this one involved faeries. Even more excited about it now! :D

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  9. I agree with Emily about Jane Eyre. I had serious issues with it's pacing, but that's what I love about YA, it's so much faster paced! Therefore, I think I will quite enjoy this one.

    If I buy the book, do I get the dress on the cover too? ;)

    Happy WoW!

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  10. This book sounds great & I love the cover!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-23rd-may.html

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  11. This is new to me and it sounds really great. Thanks for sharing this. ;D

    New follower. :)
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  12. This was my WoW pick quite a few weeks ago and I'm still dying to read it. Fantastic pick, my dear! :)

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  13. Lots of people seem to be featuring this book lately. I'm loving the hype for this book and cannot wait for its release either!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  14. Ohh, it totally DOES have the whole Phantom of the Opera vibe -- I never noticed that before! I just fell in love with the girl's mask and her silvery dress, and that was admittedly enough to make me want to read this LOL :') But the mix of Jane Eyre and fey and steampunk is my selling point too! <

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Jen! You and your awesome lists have got me again! :) <3

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  15. I've hread of this one. But I am not soo sure if I should really give it a shot. I might. ;)
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  16. Cannot wait for this book! I am so freaking excited about it. I adore this cover and the summery is amazing. Great pick!

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  17. "Jane Eyre+Fairies+Steampunk? bad-ass. I am sold." haha that is an awesome reason to read a book. I am NOT sold on the cover, but I absolutely want to know what happens with this mystery. Great pick!

    see my WoW at http://yafictionandwhiskeysours.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love this cover and def can't wait to read it. Here's my WoW

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  19. Excellent pick! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one and your excitement of it makes me want to read it like NOW. Thank you so much for sharing and adding to my TBR list! Have a great day! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-23.html

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  20. This sounds great. Excellent pick. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  21. Oh man, there are no words that can describe how much I want this one. WANT!!

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  22. Awesome pick! This one sounds good :)

    - New follower :)

    See my Waiting on Wednesday Here
    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

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  23. A great choice, enjoy!

    http://citygirlwholovestoread.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  24. Oooh! This is on my own TBR list! Sounds so good!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani

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  25. Ya know, I've read the synopsis for this so many times, and I had no idea it was a Jane Eyre retelling until you spelt it out for me. :P I want to read it so much more now!! Thanks for sharing! Here's my wow. :)

    -Allie

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  26. This book is very popular in blogland. I've seen it a couple of times on other WoW's over the past few weeks. I can imagine why: it's on my wishlist too! The cover alone makes me want to buy it :D

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-13-adrienne-stoltz.html

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  27. Great pick! I'm really excited for this one as well. It sounds so awesome and I love the cover! Definitely looking forward to this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  28. I've never heard of this book, but the cover caught my eye right away. What a great choice! Thanks for the visit today.

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  29. I also chose this one a few weeks ago! The cover's so gorgeous.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  30. This book sounds like it should be great! I love the cover =)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  31. I have had my eyes on this one for some time now. I love the cover and the premise seems awesome :D
    I'm definitely going to check this one out !

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  32. Don't you just love the cover? I definitely do. Great choice!

    Take a look at my WOW post.

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  33. I'm also very excited for this one! The cover in itself is really pretty, but the summary is just... Gosh. Have to read it asap.

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