Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.

The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...

Title: Ironskin
Author: Tina Connolly
Release Date: October 2nd, 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 discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.
I'll be the first to admit it - that gorgeous cover ensnared me. Yet, the enigmatic synopsis is equally - if not more - interesting. Ironskin seems to be a futuristic, paranormal, and almost gothic mystery. Not only does it have elements of Jane Eyre visible in its romance, it also contains rich world-building in a new realm. Furthermore, I am very much intrigued by the romantic setting of this story and am thrilled that the characters in this tale are adults and not teens as that gives scope for a more well-developed love story. In addition, that iron mask on the cover is not only eye-catching (not to mention the dress and the mist and the ominously bare branches and the silhouette of a mansion in the background and the dark steps and gosh that beautiful slipper!), but I am also intrigued to learn more about it. I tend to love novels with faeries in it - not the Tinker Bell kind, but the evil kind who are apt to curse you - and Ironskin seems to perfectly fit the bill. This is a novel that has paranormal creatures, futuristic technology, and an old-age love story - all qualities that are making the wait for this book pure hell. Plus, that cover will look amazing on my bookshelf! ;) What are you waiting on this week? 

30 comments:

  1. Yeah, I agree! The cover was the first thing that got my attention, too, when I saw it for the first time on Goodreads, and it sounds so good, so I can't wait for it :)

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    1. Thanks Aleksandra! I love the cover as well - it's so gorgeous! I could stare at it all day! ;)

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  2. The cover definitely caught my eye when I first saw it! Very pretty, and I love that smoke coming off of her dress. I love the synopsis as well! I haven't read too many fae book, so I'm really excited to read about this evil fae and this curse.

    Fabulous pick Keertana! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. I've read quite a few fae books, but I love reading all the multiple takes on this ancient lore. I can't wait to finally get my hands on this one! :D

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  3. The cover caught my eye at first, too... but the summary is also promising! I agree, the fact that the main character and the love interest are adults is interesting. That's kind of rare o.O

    Anyway, great choice! :D

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    1. Thanks Beatriz!(: I love that the main characters are adults too! I definitely think that is rare with a dystopian/steampunk/fantasy setting, but I'm very excited about it! :D

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  4. I'm really excited for this one! Have to add my voice to the ones who were ensnared by the cover first, and the synopsis second =) I can't wait to read it!

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    1. Neither can I! I'm really curious about this one, so I hope it's as good as I hope it is! :D

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  5. Curse of the awesome front cover strikes again! I can feel all the money flying out of my purse already with all the books I just have to get, this one included!
    RB

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    1. LOL! I know right? It happens to the best of us! ;) I hope this is one is worth it though!(:

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  6. The cover is gorgeous and the summary sounds very interesting. I hope you like it when it comes out.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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    1. I hope I enjoy it as well Martina!(:

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  7. I'm definitely looking forward to Ironskin as well. The cover is definitely appealing.

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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    1. I love the cover too Manda-Rae! I can't wait for its release! :D

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  8. Woohoo! This was my WoW for last week. Can't believe I still need to wait until October :(

    Zuleeza @ Qwerty

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    1. Zuleeza, it's up on NetGalley! I've just requested it, so you might be able to read it soon too! :D

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  9. I haven't seen this novel before but it is now on my TBR list! I'm reading The Iron Queen right now, so I'm going through a bit of a fey phase lol

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    1. I love fey novels and I hope you enjoy this one as well Emily! :D

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  10. Ahh I agree with you about the characters being adults instead of teens! It's an incredibly refreshing break from all the whiny teen characters out there x) Plus I love the concept! I don't usually like books about the fey but this one sounds too good to pass up! Fantastic pick and thanks for stopping by :-)

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    1. Thanks Kim! I really like the ideas behind this one as well - the story almost has a Jane Eyre-like quality to it combined with steampunk and paranormal elements, so I'm excited to see how it is executed. Plus, adult characters, as you mentioned, are far more mature! :D

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  11. I'm such a sucker for a pretty cover! It gets me in to trouble when the insides are not as pretty as the outside. The description on this one though gives hope that this is not true! Great pick Keertana. :)

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    1. It gets me in trouble too Rachel! I just got approved for an ARC of this on NetGalley though, so I'll let you know if the inside is as pretty as the outside or not! ;)

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  12. Great pick! I'm dying to read this book! I think this sounds really good and so do the characters. Also I love the cover, it is so gorgeous!

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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    1. Thanks Traci! I'm really excited to read this one and I'm glad you are too! I hope you enjoy it!(:

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  13. Like you, I just can't resist a pretty cover, not ever. The summary is pretty interesting too, so hopefully this won't be just another disappointment.
    Great pick!

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    1. I wish I could resist pretty covers, but I can't! I'm hoping this isn't another disappointment as well Maja! *fingers crossed* ;)

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  14. Fantastic pick, Keertena. I'm just about to start this one. Did you get it off NetGalley too?

    I absolutely adore the cover, it looks really awesome. Fingers crossed the book will live up too!

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    1. Yup, I did! I'm excited to start it soon! I love the cover and yes, I'm hoping the book lives up to all my expectations!(:

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  15. Oh yes! This one has a gorgeous cover and even better premise! I am looking forward to reading it. Great pick. :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to read it myself!(:

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