Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's ViewDesperately Wanting Wednesday, is inspired by the meme Waiting on Wednesday, which was created by Breaking the Spine. But, unlike WOWs, Desperately Wanting Wednesday is not only for releases that I’m waiting on, it’s also for released novels that I just haven’t purchased yet, or might be sitting on my shelf that I want to read, but just haven’t gotten there yet. These are the books I want to read, what about you?

I usually get a lot of surprises in my mailbox, sometimes they are meh…sometimes they are so fabulous that I want to read them right then.


What I got this week that I wanted to stop and read right then…

It was the cover quote from Ann Aguirre that did it actually…”A steampunk Beauty and the Beast tale, beautifully and cleverly reversed.” 

 

IronskinTitle: Ironskin
Author: Tina Connolly
Type: YA Steampunk
Published: June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


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The 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.

Fae & Steampunk! Score.

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Any good books in the mail you want to read right now?

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