The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross

Posted August 2, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET by Kady Cross

pub-2011

About THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET (taken from goodreads.com)

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.

Review of THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET

First of all if you don’t like books set in Victorian times or steampunk books then this probably isn’t for you. Those who do like it, continue on. I don’t usually read steampunk books but I’m glad I gave it a chance. This was a great book with lots of action, romance and mystery. I loved how the author write with a lot of detail so that it feels like you’re in the book with the characters. Even the villain was great!

I loved all the characters in this book, even the ones I hated. They’re all written with so much detail so it feels like you know them. I only didn’t like Sam in this book but he gets better near the end. Everyone else was fantastic and lovable. I liked the strong female characters Finley and Emily. They were my favorites by far.

The plot was really interesting and different. It’s mostly a fantasy/action book with a little bit of romance thrown in. The book really flowed and keep you reading until you finished. It had a good pace to it too which I think is really important. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to give steampunk a chance! I was really impressed!

4 out of 5.

“Don’t mistake me, Treasure. I can offer you many things, but friendship ain’t one of them. Now, for once in your life, be a sensible girl and run away.”

chelsea

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