Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Hardcover: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Author: Kady Cross
Pages: 480
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Genre: Young Adult/Steampunk

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the "thing" inside her. 

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch... 

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. 

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help-and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. 

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on, even if it seems no one believes her. {goodreads}

This book has it all. Steampunk. Check. Victorian Set England. Check. Crafty storyline. Check. Handsome Hero. Check. Bad ass Heroine. Check. And a cast of great supporting detail. Check

I think I read this in two days. Lol. So awesome. Finley Jane is one torn girl. She knows that as long as she doesn’t get provoked or scared her “other half” will stay in check. Unfortunately, for Finely. She is attacked but in her attempt to flee she intercepted by the most unlikely but fortunate man, Griffin King.  He takes in Finley and immediately realizes there is more to this pint-sized beauty than meets his lovely eyes.

Kady Cross really created a steam-riffic, lol, world with this book. I am looking forward to book two, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar.


Tia said...

This sounds like a really great book! I like Victorian type books. Great review!

Tia @ Falling For Books

danielle. said...

I could not put this book down! I love Finley, she's a no-nonsense kind of girl. Can't wait for the follow up.

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