Author: Tina Connolly
Number of pages: 304
Expected Publication: October 2nd 2012 by Tor Books
Blurb: 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.
I found this cover on a widget of someone else's blog and immediately fell in love with it.I mean,which person in their right minds wouldn't?!Just look at it!I totally want a costume like that for Halloween or just to wear at any costume party.(Though I wouldn't look half as gorgeous as the cover model)So I immediately browsed for this book on goodreads,copied and pasted the cover image on my Books judged by their covers page,marked it as my wishlist and befriended the author.Not only is the cover gorgeous,the story has fey in it,(I mentioned my obsession of fey in my review of Enchanted before) and it is also a re-telling of Jane Eyre in steampunk style.Just think about it, all those three things in one book!How cool is that!Though I've never actually really read Jane Eyre.It was on my summer reading list at school last year but I was absent on the day of the assessment and I really couldn't bother to waste my summer reading Jane Eyre when I had so many other books to read.But now I think I'll have to go through it before reading this which means a trip to the basement and getting familiar with the dust,cobwebs and creepy-crawlies.Ugghhh!How I hate the basement.If only I'd read it earlier.*Sigh*
I have been so excited in babbling about the cover that I almost forgot about the publication date.2nd October!?Are you kidding me!That's four months away! An ARC better be on my way soon because otherwise I'm going to have another book on my way too long wishlist to sulk over.But honestly,with such an awesome cover and blurb,what could go wrong in this book?