Author: Tina Connolly
Page Count: 304
Publisher: Tor Books
Notable Notables: Reverse Beauty and the Beast elements
Recommended Readers: Fans of gothic fantasy
This book has been on my to-read shelf for a while now, so I was ecstatic to find it at my local library because it’s an unlikely find at a mainstream bookstore.
I’ve seen Ironskin promoted a few different ways. It’s a reverse Beauty and the Beast where the girl is “disfigured,” forced to wear an iron mask to hold back a fey curse of anger. It’s steampunk. It’s Jane Eyre but with fey. Some of these are only half-right while others are completely wrong.