Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Friday, May 10, 2013
 Series: Steampunk Chronicles #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 2011
Reviewed by: Amber R.
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This book has been on my TBR list forever. I finally finished it and I have to say that I really enjoyed the book. I haven't read too many steampunk type books but this was pretty interesting.

Finley is a lower middle class girl in the late 1800's in London. She's just trying to make a living but there is something about her that doesn't make keeping a job that easy. Finley is... different. She's freakishly strong, she has a "dark" side that seems to take over in high stress situations, she heals crazy fast. These special traits seem to get her in a lot of trouble. One time this darkness in Finley comes out and turns everything around for her and not necessarily in a good way. She finds out a lot about herself that she wasn't expecting. She ends up in  cahoots with a group of extraordinary people, a duke, a genius, a cowboy, and a brute.

There are a lot of interesting things in this book. I really enjoyed the technology parts and seeing the meshing of the Victorian era with all of the advances in technology as well. I loved that Emily was the one coming up with all these brilliant ideas and new inventions. And there are some really cool ideas in this book. I love the "little beasties". Griffin is our young duke and he has some unique talents of his own. He's also super smart and brave. His parents were killed when he was young and he's been on his own with his aunt since then. Griffin also kinda like Finley, she likes him too.

Let me talk about Jack Dandy. OH LORD. Jack Dandy is cockney bloke from "the wrong side of the tracks". He's considered someone who is a scoundrel and who deals in unsavory business. We don't really know too much about Jack besides what he wants us to know. Finley meets him by chance and MAN.. I just always love the guy that doesn't get picked. I want Jack Dandy to myself. I need him in my life. I want Finley and Jack to get together. I like Griffin but he doesn't stir me like Jack does. I have such a thing for rogues.

I really loved this book and it leaves with a major, major cliff hanger. I really just to know what happens next. I can't wait to get further along in this series and see what this group comes up with next. If you haven't read this yet you're definitely going to want to pick it up.

 






8 comments:

  1. That is a great cover! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. All of these covers are awesome. There are two more after this. A new one comes out on May 28th. :)

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  2. I think I wanted to read this awhile back but never put it on my list! I'm glad it was such a great read, I need to read more steampunk novels! I'm interested in meeting Jack Dandy. :D Great review!

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    1. Seriously, I need Jack Dandy in my life. Like all the time. I have a new book boyfriend!

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  3. I had this book from the library but I let it fall through the cracks. One day we will meet again.

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    1. Amber, you're so wistful. Lol. It's a great book! Read it.

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  4. Great! it's an older book, need to run to audible...Who says covers are not important, I saw the picture on your feed and I just had to come and check it out, now it's going on my TBR and hopefully in my wish list at audible.
    Thanks! I'm sold :)

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    1. You're welcome! The cover is so great. And the book is even better. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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