The Steampunk Chronicles. The Girl with the Wind Up Heart by Kady Cross. Published: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. Published: March 14, Kady Cross, publishing under various names, is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Harlequin TEEN’s Steampunk. The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Crosstakes us on a wild romp through an alternate version of Victorian London.

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I really loved all the classic lit references. Within his circle of friends, she finds even more kn prospects than dealing with her own internal struggles — the possibility of understanding, a useful place, and true friends.

When Finley Jayne wakes, it is quickly apparent that she is not a normal girl. Why the hell is this book so damn long?

However, this book had made me realize that there are certain popular reviewers out there that I just share nothing in common with when in comes to books. She’s smart, self-aware and every-bit as interesting as main character Finley Jayne.

Three jobs in three months and they’d all ended with an experience like this one, although this was by far the worst. Griffin is kind, generous and compassionate. I like both sides, but Griffin totally comes out on top for me. Ih course he is also a cliche.

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Kady Cross is currently reading. But, really, this could have been ver This book was really not that good. I was disappointed with this book, I expected more action and a more lively heroine. Every thing else is kept hush, hush by order of the Queen. Also, the pace of the book felt a little bit rushed at times. There was of course a plethora of automatons and physical modifications–hey, it wouldn’t be steampunk without them, but the plot was good.

I loved their quirks and the haphazard family that they created for each other, it was all rather endearing. The other characters are kind enough to remark upon his attributes often, both vocally and internally, instead of, y’know, showing me their individual relationships with their cross and dialogue.


So that took me out a bit. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much…. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of them. There’s the virtuous and boring hero, the interesting-but-strangely-accommodative crime lord who’s secretly supah-sensitive despite his bad boy image.

Why I let it languish so long in my reading pile is beyond me. Yhe he doubled over, she grabbed his head and brought her knee up fast.

The writing flowed and I read pages in one sitting. Straight up we’re given a strange situation that makes you question whether the heroine is someone who deserves our sympathy or not. I also loved the Jekyll and Hyde element, as well as the mystery of the machinist and the various other things that were going on.

The driver collides with the frightened maid and she blacks out. Instead, he closed the scant distance between them. Though this is YA, I think adults will enjoy this just as much and it will appeal both to Steampunk fans and those new to the genre. English Choose a language for shopping. He was going to take what he wanted, because that’s what rich young men did to girls under their control. However, at the end of the book it was apparent that the sequel is going to focus on Jasper.

Not once did it feel dull or dry, which sadly is my issue when it comes to historical books, the pace was smooth and solid and it was easy to follow along rhe the characters and the plot line.

Lord Felix had promised to teach her a lesson, but he was the one who had been schooled.


The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Martha’s Books in If she opened her mouth she’d tell him exactly what she thought of him, and she needed to keep this employment. She would have been in bed hours ago were it not for the fact that the darling debutante of the house had demanded her pink riding habit be laundered for the morning. There were too many modern devices that made an appearance, only instead of being battery-powered they were steam-powered.

Discover new books on Goodreads. Without proof of that, though, my only explanation is that Cross seeks to put the reader on par with Finley, who is entering a group of friends rather late in the game, as they have a whole history of collaboration to their credit.

She literally has a dual personality. He’d think twice before laying a hand on another girl. Every woman who saw him called him an angel. It’s as if the author wanted to focus on the romance, but forced herself to shove some mystery into the plot so that the book wouldn’t get shelved in the romance section.

But I will go with this: It felt a little like the clockwork series by Cassandra Clare, but still it was a fun ride. Throw in a deranged plot by a mad scientist view spoiler [to replace the Queen of England with an automaton hide spoiler ]and you have the perfect recipe for an awesome book. Oh, and there’s also this thing called the aether, which seems to encompass all living livings — and dead ones, as it seems spirits exist in the aether.

That’s quite the conflict, which makes this even more of an entertaining factor. People are developing powers because of certain events and there’s a villain out there, The Machinist, who wants to use The Organites for evil.