Wishlist Wednesday [#43]

Welcome back to Wednesday! Guess what I started reading this morning? It Ends With Us! A friend lent it to me so I’m taking a quick jump into it before continuing on reading what I received at Christmas. So far so good, but I’m just anticipating Hoover murdering me with feels (does she even write any other way?).

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .


by Tina Connolly

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Paranormal [Fae]
Author: Tina Connolly
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 304 {hardback}

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 absolutely love the sound of this book. I should have bought this years ago. I must say, it’s writing about books like these that make me so grateful that I decided to do this meme, otherwise I forget just how amazing these books sound.

I love that the character is wearing a mask and that there are obviously fey in this story. I adore the fact that Jane is a governess – because if you’re a governess then you’re definitely going to get up to mischief. Oh, and the fact that it’s a retelling of Jane Eyre. LIKE HELLO. Someone get this book for me, I need it.

And let’s not even mention the fact that this is categorised as Steampunk. We all know how excited about that I get.


 Other books by Connolly . . .

Seriously Wicked

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy [Paranormal – Witches]
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 208 {hardback}

Old Dead Futures

Genre: Short Stories, Sci-Fi
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 32 {e-book}

Scales and Other Transformations

Genre: Short Stories, Fantasy [Dragons]
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Red Twig Publishing
Pages: 115 {e-book}

On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories

Genre: Sci-Fi, Steampunk
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Fairwood Press
Pages: 300 {paperback}

 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

3 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday [#43]

  1. Oooh, masked people + fey ARE ALWAYS VERY FUN. And by fun I mean potentially deadly.😜 (Which is fun in books, tbh.) I hope you get to read this one soon!

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