Book Summary Via GoodreadsIn 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.
Book Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1)
Author: Kady Cross
Genre: YA Fiction, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
before i make my full review of the book, i would just like to say that the book cover is so darn awesome, the girl from the cover looks like Megan fox and she wears this look on her face that says " mess with me and i will kick your arse", the girl from the cover is what i imagined ms. Finley Jayne would look like... two thumbs up to the book cover. :D
now for the review:
i just recently finished the e-novella of this book (the strange case of finley Jayne) and i was really ecstatic for this book, good thing netgalley grant my request for a copy of this book, gee! a million thanks to netgalley!!! yay! yay!
this book is actually set from the 1800s where girls wore fine and sophisticated dresses and guys are chivalrous and ware tux and a baler hat instead of a shirt and jeans, don't let the setting of the book fool you, the book is not as timid or wholesome as girls and guys from the 1800s act this book is actually filled with action and mystery and it's like classic hits modern kind of thing, and i enjoyed reading this one, every single page is such a ride for me... many things are new to me like automatons and a human androids and i thought i won't be surprised of the flow of the story cause i just read the prequel of the book, but man i was wrong! the conspiracy,the lies,the mystery are just too shocking to take. there was never a boring moment on this book
the characters have a variety of style , each one of them has their own individualism and trait and i really like that they also posses supernatural powers like Finley who has superhuman strength and Griffin who can able to walk through the world of the dead and Emily! oh i really like Emily! she reminds me of Hermione from the Harry Potter series, and also Sam the half man,half machine... i like it that the main characters can somehow be the bad guy (like Sam). and the minor characters of the book is likable also. :)
i gave the book 4 stars cause even though i like the whole book and everything what it's lacking is the romance, sure Emily and Sam take their relationship to the next level, but i never get to see Finley and Griffin take their unrequited love to the next level. aww...
since i like this book, i think i'm gonna explore more books from the steampunk genre, i think i'll try to read the Clockwork Angel by Cassie Clare.