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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 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.

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"Steeped in the gothic tradition and borrowing freely from Jane Eyre, this debut romantic fantasy takes few risks with an old-school tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. Jane Eliot, covering her fey-scarred face with an iron half-mask to prevent her magically induced rage from leaking out, takes a position as a governess at a half-ruined manor house on the moors. Dorie, Jane's charge, is also fey-cursed; her mother, while pregnant, was taken over by the fey during the Great War. Dorie's father, Edward Rochart, broods over Dorie's fate as well as his own dark bargains with the fey who haunt the nearby woods. Emotive eyes are a frequent feature ('There was a well of sorrow in those amber eyes'; 'The waterfall of desire spilled over into her eyes'). The characters are rather modern in their growing appreciation of their fey 'curses,' whose powers they tend to adopt rather than rejecting them in horror, but Connolly provides plenty of discussion of fashion, courtship, and marriage for fans of Victorian gothics. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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An enchanting historical fantasy set in an alternate version of the early 1900s, in the aftermath of a war between humans and the fey.

Synopsis:

TINA CONNOLLY's enchanting debut—IRONSKIN.
 
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 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 are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

Synopsis:

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 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 are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

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Tina Connolly lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and brand-new baby boy. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Fantasy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Highlights Magazine, and the anthology Unplugged: Year's Best Online SF 2008. Her Young Adult dystopia play, Witebox, will premiere in Portland in 2013. Connolly is a frequent reader for Escape Pod and Podcastle, and works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Ironskin is her first novel.

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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, December 13, 2012 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
Just like its gripping cover, Ironskin stopped me in place with dark mystery and a struggling, yet determined, heroine. Tina Connolly weaves a story with clever skill and fairy-tale appeal, a story that will regale and haunt minds long after its closing.

Connolly grips and threads readers through the remnants of the terrible war between fey and humans while also focusing on Jane's conflicts, ranging from the depths of beauty to a mysterious romantic interest. While lightly steampunk, Ironskin is heavy with supernatural intrigue. Jane Eliot's cheek is scarred and fey-cursed. The iron mask that covers the whole of one side of her face not only hides her deformity, but also the fey powered rage that reaches out to any surrounding her. Jane has an extensive presence and feels so much like a non-fictional person, someone filled with grief over the past, heavy with worry over present trials. She struggles with being on the outside of normal, self-conscious of the mask. For all her deep contemplations of who she is versus who she would like to be, Jane has a strength identifiable from the outset of the novel. A strength that grows as Jane works through what she wants and faces the dangerous fey she believed were gone forever.

Jane works as a governess to the daughter of Edward Rochart. She's charged with teaching Dorie to stop using her fey-curse, moving objects without using her hands. The task proves to be more strenuous than she expected, yet Jane is set on helping Dorie and comes to learn more about fey, the fey-cursed, and the war that started it all. The plot moves smoothly and with purpose, every action leading to revelations that will cause chills to shiver across the reader's spine. From all that has been seen of fairies and magic nothing will surprise readers as much as Connolly's take on such elusive creatures. Fey are infamous for their nefarious desire to take over human bodies, dead of course, but their attraction to physical beauty and extraordinary talent takes the top spot for filling hearts with trepidation. A tale of empowerment and control, Ironskin will segue into a sequel even more haunting and mysterious!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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SarahS WondrousReadings, October 1, 2012 (view all comments by SarahS WondrousReadings)
Cursed by the fey war, Jane wears an iron mask to contain the curse and to hide her scar.
She takes up a job for Edward Rochart. Being governess to Mr. Rochart's daughter is not what she thought it would be.


This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, which I have not read, so I can't compare how alike the two are, but I do know what the book is about.


The cover! Yeah it's amazing, but everyone knows how I like my covers! I liked the Gothic atmosphere of it, and the beginning was promising, but it sort of slowed down and went downhill form there. The last half of the book stood at a standstill for me. I was confused and found myself rereading pages back. There was nothing wrong with the heroine Jane. And I liked Dorie somewhat, I liked the interactions between Jane and Dorie. It was the romance didn't do it for me, it was weird and creepy.
I don't know if I'm going to be picking up the next book.


You might enjoy it if you like classics.


Thank you to Tor Books and NetGally for this ARC.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765330598
Author:
Connolly, Tina
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ironskin
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Steeped in the gothic tradition and borrowing freely from Jane Eyre, this debut romantic fantasy takes few risks with an old-school tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. Jane Eliot, covering her fey-scarred face with an iron half-mask to prevent her magically induced rage from leaking out, takes a position as a governess at a half-ruined manor house on the moors. Dorie, Jane's charge, is also fey-cursed; her mother, while pregnant, was taken over by the fey during the Great War. Dorie's father, Edward Rochart, broods over Dorie's fate as well as his own dark bargains with the fey who haunt the nearby woods. Emotive eyes are a frequent feature ('There was a well of sorrow in those amber eyes'; 'The waterfall of desire spilled over into her eyes'). The characters are rather modern in their growing appreciation of their fey 'curses,' whose powers they tend to adopt rather than rejecting them in horror, but Connolly provides plenty of discussion of fashion, courtship, and marriage for fans of Victorian gothics. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
An enchanting historical fantasy set in an alternate version of the early 1900s, in the aftermath of a war between humans and the fey.
"Synopsis" by ,
TINA CONNOLLY's enchanting debut—IRONSKIN.
 
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 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 are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

"Synopsis" by ,

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 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 are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

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