Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ironskin - Tina Connolly

Hi!

I'm sorry that it took me so long to post again. But here's my review for the Ironskin by Tina Connolly.

Short description 
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.
Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)It's the only way to contain the fey curs that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain - the ironsking.
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 woman. 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 opinion 

I’m not so sure what to think about this book. On the one hand it set the fey in a whole new light and I liked that. Also the “gifts” or “curses” they got by their weapons are fascinating. So on that point I definitely want to read the next book. But there were also some major things that really annoyed me. When I was reading the book I got the feeling that the author was trying too hard to follow the storyline of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. And that spoiled the story for me. Because I think that the book would have been better if she hadn’t tried that hard. There were moments in the book that she didn’t follow the plot of Jane Eyre and then I really enjoyed the book, but then she would turn the story in such a weird way to match the plot of Jane Eyre again. And it certainly didn’t help that I was comparing the two the whole time, but if you try to retell a story like Jane Eyre please do it properly. But the book was still worth reading and I’m definitely going to read the next one. And I hope that it will become better know that she can’t rely on Jane Eyre anymore.  

Cover
This cover is really perfect. It suites the story very well. You can see Jane with her ironmask on, while she's standing in front of Edward's castle. 

Stars
Ironskin: ***

Extra
Author: Tina Connolly
The next book will come out in 2013

See you later xx
El 

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