Monday, July 25, 2011
The Girl In The Steel Corset - Kady Cross
Author: Kady Cross
Release Date: May 24th, 2011
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.
This book has been in my TBR pile in a long time now, so I decided to read it. God, I don't regret it and I never will. It's been a couple of days since I read it, but I'm still in the magic of the book! Kady Cross is an amazing writer! I enjoyed the story so much and Ms. Cross's writing drew me in deeper and deeper in to the story!
I enjoyed reading about all of the characters. The all had that "magic" twist in it and you couldn't get enough of them. Finley was a strong girl. literally. She had the ablity to lift a man. I mean, that's just wow! When I first read about Griffin, I knew that he and Finley would have that little chemistry during the book. Not to talk about Emily and Sam who made the perfect couple in the story! My favorite, though, was "the American"; Jasper. He flirted with every girl in sight. I couldn't help but to adore him even more when I read about him. His comments and replies always fit into the situation and his humor lightens you! Also, the way he made Griff and Sam jelous with Finley and Emily was so cute.
The story's plot is very interesting and I loved how Ms. Cross could come up with something like it. As I understood, they all have abilities that you're going to read about and understand bit more about. Another character in this book that I found interesting was Jack Dandy. Clearly, he cared about Finley more then he should and there was something up between them.
I will be waiting in the bookstore for the second book in the Steampunk Chronicles. I don't even think I can "wait"! If you haven't read this book, that's the first thing you should do, because when you're finished you are going to need more.