Aug 24, 2011

REVIEW: The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Series: Steampunk Chronicles #1
Genre: Steampunk, Young-adult
Pages: 480
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: June 1, 2011
I Read This For: Bout Of Books Read-a-Thon

Book synopsis from goodreads

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.

My Thoughts

I started this book first of all because it's steampunk. And second, well look at the cover!! The story details about mechanism was really good which makes the steampunk fan in me very happy. The entire placing and characters were well written and I am always a sucker for a strong female character so for me both Finely and Emily were great. 
Although I did have some frustration while reading because of the changed up of point of views so frequently.
I give This

Four stars for the steampunk world
Three stars for the story

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