Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, I was so excited to get an ARC of both The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa and Ironskin by Tina Connolly a few days ago!
I saw Ironskin a while ago and I was really interested after reading the blurb. It sounds like a good supernatural world and the idea of having an Iron mask for the main character is quite original and intriguing. I want to find out more about the story. And since the request list is not up at the public library, I requested this ARC. And yay, I got it! This will be one of the first ARCs I'll read I think... and hopefully it will be as good as I expected.
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 loved the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and I just can't wait to get more of the Fey world and Julie's brilliant writing too. If you have read the Iron Fey series, then you'd be very familiar with the main character Meghan. And her brother Ethan will be the main character of this new spin-off series beginning with The Lost Prince. If you haven't read it, I definitely recommend it and you shouldn't read the synopsis of this else it might ruin it. On one hand I'm super excited to read it. The other I'm a bit fearful. I've read a few reviews on it that didn't sound too positive and also that it felt like a disappointment after the previous four books. I really hope that those reviews will stay the minority and that I'll like it. I really don't want this spin-off series to ruin my good opinion of Kagawa's writing and the old series. So, I will be starting it as soon as I can!
Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’s dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.