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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Series: Steampunk Chronicles # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Steampunk/Fantasy
Author: Kady Cross
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"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."

OMG! I know I say this plenty of times but, WOW! I really, really, LOVED this book! Steampunk is becoming my new favorite genre.

What I like most about this book is the plot. The plot instantly grabbed you and took you away. The plot starts off fast sucking you into the world of 1897. I adored walking in the shoes of Finley. She was so strong and courageous! As the storyline unfolds, you see begin to find answers to the questions that are popping up in your head. What I also like are the several small plot lines that are also going on in the main story. I quickly got attached to the minor characters. These characters may have started off small, but in the end, they played a bigger part then they realized.

I like how all the characters are somewhat connected. Each of them have a connection to each other. That was another plus in the story, the characters. Each characters are the own. They each have their own abilities, strengths, and faults. But one thing that remains between them is their loyaltly to each other. They know that they are different and do their best to not only accept each other, but protect each other.

If you love a kick-butt heroine, that has the strength of her fabulous steel corset, read this book! Not only will you devour it, but it will have you wanting more! Ms. Cross wrote a fantastic book that showcased her wonderful writing. It was an excellent, well describe book that was a very enjoyable read!

 I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. I’ve seen a mixed bag of reviews for this so I’m really iffy about getting it. But I love the cover so that could at least count for a positive.

  2. I wasn't sure about this book despite it's beautiful cover but now I want to read it. I love the sound of the characters especially :)

  3. A friend of mine who also read it,was really excited about this book too.Maybe I should put it in my tbr list!
    Great review :)

  4. Oh i am so glad. I have this one on my tbr and can't wait to get to it. The characters sound so good.

  5. I don't think I read nearly enough steampunk, but there have been some great options here at BEA. I really need to read this now. Fabulous review, Savy! :)


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