Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Tor Books
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for honest review
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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 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.
RATING: 3 Stars out of 5
The idea of the iron mask fascinates me when I read the summary. I had to find out about the fey curse and the iron mask. Ironskin is an enjoyable read despite the slow pacing in the first half of the book. In truth, I almost gave up reading the book but I'm glad I finished reading it. Otherwise, I would have missed the wonderful interaction between Jane and Dorie.
I totally adored Dorie! It's obvious that she's gifted and even spoilt. Well, the adults had difficulties handling her. The transformation in Dorie was a process that captivates me.The author really did a good job in writing about Dorie and also Jane's efforts to help her.
The real action only started nearer to the end of the book and it felt kind of rushed. Also, I was taken by surprise in the turn of events in the second part of the book.
As I've said, Ironskin is an enjoyable read. This book is great for fey lovers who doesn't have very high expectation for romance.