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 gas lit 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. ( thank you goodreads!)
On goodreads there were many who despised this book...I'm not one of them :D I really enjoyed reading The Girl in the Steel Corset, I'm not sure if it was the whole robotic steampunk aspect or that there were 3...no 4 amazing guys!
I must Kady Cross did an amazing job! i have read many books...and this was really refreshing :) It might be me but i am in love with the 19th century so this book was already one of my favorites just because of the time era. I wont say it is the best book ever but its a worthwhile read, i'll probably read it a couple more times, but it's not the type of book i will read over and over and over...
I can though say it is worth buying and reading at least once if not more. At times i felt i knew what was going to happen next, which down graded the book by removing the shock factor :/ but then with all the romance in the air the book stayed alive. It felt as though at times the immense number of complications in the romances created the suspense the book needed.
Now for the important topic...THE GUYS ! well you all know i am kidding...sorta...well since i am a teenage girl i do like guys ;) ...and i was able to indulge in four diffrent guys through this book. I must say I enjoyed both Dandy and Griff very much....but between them i loved Dandy! I always fall for the bad boys, they are just so mysterious...and charming...and oh how romantic <3....sorry about the tangent but Griff is so sweet and i must say i imagine him very pleasing to look at kind of reminds me of Jace from Mortal Instruments :) so that is a good description of him. Then there is flirty cowboy Renn <3 he's not bad but i think Dandy and Griff win. there is also Sam...big and buff..and sooo not my type.....
I can not say i did not enjoy this book, because i did love it....but there were some flaws that can be easily fixed overtime. The characters were well developed but if there was less foreshadowing i feel that there would be alot more suspense and the book would then become flawless! Just from this book i can tell Kady Cross has a lot going for her ! She has a great imagination and i can not wait for book two in the Steampunk Chronicles !
This book is now in store...so go buy it now, or borrow it !
- Fishy >0