Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: Ironskin
Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher:
Tor Books
Release Date: October 2, 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 discover just how far she will go to become whole again.


Dear Santa,

I know this is a little early, but I really want Ironskin by Tina Connolly. I mean, super bad. And I don't want to wait until Christmas - I need it ASAP. I have 8 dozen freshly baked, chocolate chip cookies with your name on it - if you can make this happen.

Oh, you want to play hardball? Well, let's just say that there are some pictures of you in a... Delicate situation. Yeah. That is an awful buxom blonde woman who just happens to be "kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe". I would hate for them to end up in the hands of a certain Mrs. Claus who is a bit perturbed with her husband's shenanigans.

You know I'll do it. I've been on the "Naughty" list for years.

You have a month.

Love, Kayla

22 comments:

  1. Cool cover! I love fae book and this one sounds unique since she has to wear a mask to contain the fey curse.
    My WOW

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    1. It is unique, if nothing else. I can't wait to see how the book turns out. :-)

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  2. I really want this one too! It is sooo beautiful! I love the synopsis and the Jane sounds awesome.

    My WoW

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    1. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so adding in the fey just makes it seem like Ms. Connolly wrote it especially for me. :-)

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  3. Great pick (: I'm waiting on this one too!

    - Kim
    My WoW

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  4. WOW at the cover! I love the swirls. <3 I think I'm going to get this as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh! And thanks for stopping by. :)

    Michelle

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  5. Oh God, chocolate chip cookies. i want those so bad right now. Which office am I breaking into to get a copy of this?

    ComaCalm's WoW Giveaway

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    1. If you find out, be sure to let me know. :-)

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  6. WTH????!! That! That book exactly! ON.MY.TBR.RIGHT.NOW Oh, I love your letter to Santa! I might have seen my name under yours in the "Naughty list" Thank you for contributing to my mountain high TBR list! xD

    My Waiting on Wednesday!

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    1. There's nothing wrong with being on the Naughty List. What you don't get from Santa you usually get elsewhere. ;-)

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  7. Wow nice pick! This is a seriously gorgeous cover! Can't wait for this one to come out!!

    My WoW

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    1. We should stage an invasion of Tor!

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  8. OH MY GOSH. How have I not come across this before? It sounds AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing, this is going STRAIGHT on the list.

    Great pick!!

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this Wednesday!

    Faye

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    1. I hadn't heard of this one either! I was shocked when it came across my recommendations on Goodreads. I hope it's good!

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  9. Enjoy! your pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  10. This sounds like a Faerie version of Jane Eyre, which is interesting , to say the least. I may have to add this to my TBR list. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  11. I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK AS WELL! Eeep! I'm gonna feature it sometime on my Wow. Speaking of Wows, here is MINE: http://bookhavenextraordinaire.blogspot.com/2012/06/hyperventilating-on-wednesday-defiance.html

    Great book taste!
    Inky @ Book Haven Ex

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  12. The cover kind of makes me laugh, but it sounds AWESOME.

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  13. Yeah, the mask is pretty terrible, but I have no problem with the rest of it. Typical white girl in a pretty dress cover. ;-)

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  14. Awesome review!Having a scar is a terrible thing; but one thing about the book that I like is when Jane had overcome her insecurities and rediscover her life. Nice book cover, by the way.

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