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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book Review - Steampunk Chronicles #1 Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross

She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.
Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.

This book is due for release in June and it is going to be popular. It is set in 1897 Victorian England, where automatons are the rage and horses are becoming redundant. Finley Jayne is a girl who has a duel soul and is on the run from the unwanted advances of her employers son. Trouble follows her and leads her to Griffin King, Duke of Greythorne who takes her back to his home and introduces Finley to his assortment of family. The writing is well done and the characters are believable. I throughly enjoyed this book. I finished it within a day of starting it. It is aimed for the older teens as it does have some mature content but I can see people who love steampunk and alternative histories loving this series. I myself, can't wait to read book 2 when it comes out. This is a book to look out for!
The quote on the back cover is from Sherrilyn Kenyon "Kady Cross never disappoints"

If you would like to know more then go to Kady Cross's blog page here
People who like Michael Pryor and Scott Westerfeld will love this series!

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