Monday, December 19, 2011

On The Seventh Day of Christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas my bookstore gave to me....

seven kick-ass inventions
six more books in a series
five Iron Knights!
four unseelie princes
three teens in love
two red shoes
and a lost book hidden in a library!

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.

We'll just go with the 7 kick-ass inventions. There might be more but seven worked for me so seven it is. Got it?
I actually put off reading The Girl in the Steel Corset despite initially wanting to read it really badly. I heard mixed reviews and thought it might not be that good.
I ended up really liking it. I liked the way Kady Cross came at her characters. The perspective jumped between them, making it easy to care about the whole group, not just Finley.
This book was fun and wild and would probably make a great TV show.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review of this book. I too have heard mixed reviews about The Girl in the Steel Corset, so it sounds like it was worth a read then :).

    BTW, welcome to the Game of Thrones reading challenge, I look forward to reading yours posts etc.


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