Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Copperhead (Ironskin #2), by Tina Connolly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

My pick this week:

Release date: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Goodreads description:
The sequel to Tina Connolly's stunning historical fantasy debut.

Helen Huntingdon is beautiful—so beautiful she has to wear an iron mask. Six months ago her sister Jane uncovered a fey plot to take over the city. Too late for Helen, who opted for fey beauty in her face—and now has to cover her face with iron so she won’t be taken over, her personality erased by the bodiless fey.

Not that Helen would mind that some days. Stuck in a marriage with the wealthy and controlling Alistair, she lives at the edges of her life, secretly helping Jane remove the dangerous fey beauty from the wealthy society women who paid for it. But when the chancy procedure turns deadly, Jane goes missing—and is implicated in the murder.

Meanwhile, Alistair’s influential clique Copperhead—whose emblem is the poisonous copperhead hydra—is out to restore humans to their “rightful” place, even to the point of destroying the dwarvven who have always been allies.

Helen is determined to find her missing sister, as well as continue the good fight against the fey. But when that pits her against her own husband—and when she meets an enigmatic young revolutionary—she’s pushed to discover how far she’ll bend society’s rules to do what’s right. It may be more than her beauty at stake. It may be her honor...and her heart.

I had the chance to read and review the first book in the series, Ironskin, which follow's Jane's life (my review). I'm surprised that Helen is now the focus, but I think she has great potential for growth as a character exactly because she wasn't all that likeable in book one. Now that war has broken out, I'm very curious about what will happen and how Helen will deal with the situation she landed herself in!
Have you read Ironskin? What do you think of my pick / the idea of a historical novel with evil fey? Also, leave a link to the book you chose to feature this week :)


  1. When Ironskin got out, I didn't know if I should pick it up or not, then hesitated for too long and kind of forgot about it. Now there is a sequel and I am tempted once again, but still unsure what to do....
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  2. I have seen these wonderful covers but still haven't read the first book. I have heard only amazing things about it. I hope you'll get it soon. Great pick! :)

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  3. Sounds kinda interesting, though I'm not sure if it's my type of book toread. Anyway, thanks for sharing! :D
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  4. I didn't get past the first chapter of Ironskin, but I plan to get back to it at some point. Knowing there's a sequel/companion to the story makes me want to get to it sooner rather than later, though. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I haven't read the first but the series sounds interesting. thanks for sharing.

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  6. I remember when Ironskin came out I went back and for on wanting to read it but as time passes,I'm wanting to read it more and more! I think it's neat when they switch MC's as a series progresses and especially with how you mentioned she wasn't all that likeable in book one...there's a lot of room for change and growth :D I hope I can check out Ironskin soon!! Nice pick Carmen, thanks for sharing ♥

  7. :O I LOVED the cover for Ironskin and this one is gorgeous too! I really need to read Ironskin, i've heard only great things about it :) Thanks for stopping by the blog Carmen!!

  8. Hmmm. I'll have to look into Ironskin. The covers are absolutely stunning, too! I'm not heavy into the whole fey thing, but this one sounds pretty good.
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  9. I wasn't such a fan of Ironskin, but this sounds too good to ignore :)


  10. Okay, I LOVE the cover of Ironskin so much that I bought TWO copies of it. (I couldn't resist, the second copy I bought was 50% off. Now I have one copy on my bookshelf and the other copy next to me to stare at all day.)
    Too bad I didn't read it yet. ):
    Anyways, wow. So Copperhead is going to focus on Jane's sister Helen? That's unique.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW Carmen! (:

  11. Hmm, I still haven't gotten the chance to read Ironskin, though it's on my TBR list. And I'm pretty sure I got the kindle version, so what am i waiting for, right? :D