Author(s): Tina Connolly
The hilarious new YA from acclaimed author Tina Connolly.Camellia's adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom's a seriously wicked witch.Savvy Cam has tons of practice thwarting the witch's crazy schemes. But when the witch summons a demon to control the city, he gets loose and into the cute new boy in Tenth Grade. Now Cam's determined to stop the demon before he destroys the new boy's soul. Which means she might have to try a spell of her own. But if she's willing to work spells like the witch. . .will it mean she's wicked too? With the demon squashing pixies, girls becoming zombies, and the school one spell away from exploding in phoenix flame, Cam has to realize that wicked doesn't lie in your abilities, but in your choices."
This is an astonishing book: an evocative re-imagination of Jane Eyre that concerns itself with beauty, love, and social upheaval. This lyrical and utterly marvelous debut is one of the standout books of the year. "RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! on Ironskin" Connolly has created a complex and well-drawn world here, and the story is indeed an original and imaginative take on the gothic-fiction tradition. An intriguing and ambitious fantasy tale. "Kirkus Reviews on Ironskin" All the romance, mystery, and horror that a good gothic story needs. "Portland Monthly on Ironskin" Jane is ferocious and splendid; the hero is tormented and tragic. Tina Connolly has crafted a steampunk Beauty and the Beast tale, beautifully and cleverly reversed. Don't miss this debut. "Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Enclave, on Ironskin" A lyrical, beautifully crafted debut. A haunting exploration of the true price one must pay for magic, beauty, and love, Ironskin will stay with me for a long time to come. "M.K. Hobson, author of The Native Star, on Ironskin" Clever and romantic at the same time--no mean feat. A magical and entertaining waltz across the fairy forests and dark moors just a sideways step or two from Haworth Parsonage. "Ian R. MacLeod, author of Wake Up and Dream, on Ironskin""
TINA CONNOLLY lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have appeared all over, including in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is a frequent reader for Podcastle, and narrates the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. In the summer she works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard.