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[Flashback Friday] - #21

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Title:  Ironskin
   Author: Tina Connolly
   Release Date: April 2nd, 2013

     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.

My Stance:

      Well I was going through my wishlist, and trying to clean out some of the books that I have bought and just forgot to remove. In the process I came across this book, Ironskin. I don't exactly know why it was there, or how it got there in the first place, and I am beginning to think it was one of my moments when I went on a cover spree, and started desiring every cover that just caught my attention on Goodreads.

     Now going over the synopsis, I honestly can say that I don't remember this book at all. I am still interested in this book, but the cover just looks too good, compared to the story. Jane seems like an adult and not actually part of a teenager, so why would this be geared to that audience? I am confused on the age, I mean if she's falling in love with someones father, that's some age difference, I would image, or the main character is just older than what I am picturing or I am missing something entirely.

     Aside the whole robbing the cradle bit, I am looking at the story and trying to guess the premises. "Looks aren't everything," going with that story again, trying to fall for someone and hiding behind the mask, just because you are curse. I am going to laugh if Edward happens to be a fey, and that's why he's turning all the girls pretty. I am curious to get into this book and I want to get through it. I want to know if this story even good, but from what I'm looking at my hopes aren't high.

     Now I am going to address one thing before it goes crazy. Some of you are probably wondering why I am posting this, and highlighting it, when I am not even sure if I am going to enjoy the book. Okay true, I may not and yes, I am highlighting it, but there are books that address the fey, like Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, that are excellent and show the fey world. So this book, in all hopes should hold up to the same comparison. I just don't believe or think that Connolly will hold up to Kagawa's claim to fame.
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