30 Nights Insomniac Reviews,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Ironskin (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I can't say that I did not have problems with this - especially in the beginning, I found this to be slow and the many similarities to Jane Eyre put me off instead of endearing me. First, there is the name of the heroine: Jane Eliot versus Jane Eyre. Edward Rochart versus Edward Rochester. Governess versus governess, estate-owner versus estate-owner ... well, I could go on but I think you see where I'm going with this.
However, there is one great difference which is the post-war setting as well as, you guessed it, the fey. At first, the latter is not prominent, except for the consequences of the war the humans have to live with. But after about half of the novel, something happens. I can't say whether it is plotwise, or if something in the writing changed, but suddenly I couldn't put it down. I was enthralled with what was happening, appaled when Jane made her decision and ever more appaled when she realized what she had done!
Just like in 'Jane Eyre' I love the brooding, older man Jane falls in love with. There is quite an air of mysteriousness around Mr. Rochart that I find quite exciting. If you like fey, you should definitely check "Ironskin" out. If you like modern retellings, again check this out. In the end, the retelling is not as obvious but still this is quite a good book!