Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The girl in the steel corset

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

by 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.

Amazing.That's one word for this book.

I <3 this book.
The story is original and it deals with superpowers.
Let me tell you one thing this book had me at superpowers!

The main character is not a caricature.You can feel her anxiety and instability.Finley has a heart and is going through a tough time in her life.Her power is also extraordinary.She has character.She just doesn't fall into the arms of her savior for no reason.She is REAL!

Griffin is a dream come true.I read this book for him.It's so refreshing that the male is actually NICE and not abusive or mentally unstable.(eg.Edward Cullen)He's not perfect but at least he's not a jerk.

Sam is the only person that I couldn't really relate to or understand but i guess he's supposed to be an inhuman character.

The only thing that confused me was when it was set.They have technology that surpasses the current century but the setting seems to be set in the Victorian era.I mean queen vicoria is not exactly alive right now is she?

My rating:


  1. I will always love me some steampunk any day day ;)

  2. @Affie: This was the first steampunk novel I picked up.

  3. I stayed away from the Steampunk genre for a long time, because I just didn't think I would enjoy it. Then I read The Iron Thorn and I enjoyed it, but it wasn't my favorite. I decided that I would give it one more shot, and everyone keeps recommending this series to me. I just read Kady Cross' newest book, under a pen name, called God Save the Queen and I loved it. So I think I am going to have to jump into this series head first, asap. Thanks for your review!!

  4. Love steampunk, but I'm really picky. Great review -- have added the book to my GR TBR shelf.

  5. I've heard great reviews about the book and I think I've had enough.. I will read this now! :) *squeals*

  6. i love fave is iron dukje..but i think i will read The girl in the steel corset too because of ur review..
    thx u :)


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