I can tell you precisely what Finley, Griff, Sam and Emily all look like; I can tell you what they do and why they do what they do. When a book tells me loads of stuff, IMO I start not to care. All that description took me away from the story. View 1 comment. Jul 27, Obsidian rated it really liked it Shelves: tbr , booklikes-opoly , library-love-challenge.
Not a lot to say besides I really liked this book. I thought it mixed together the elements of steampunk and the Victorian Age very well. I loved the characters, and I loved how Cross added in Gothic elements as well by using inspiration from some stories we all know and love Frankenstein--well I hated that; Jekyll and Hyde--ditto and threw some twists in.
From there it goes into the longer story t Not a lot to say besides I really liked this book. From there it goes into the longer story that has Finley meeting other characters I assume we are to follow for the rest of this series. Finley's backstory gave us enough of a glimpse to know there is something about her. You don't know what. But at times she feels like she is two people trapped in one body.
The short story that began before it included the longer story was so good. I loved it and wish we had followed up with characters introduced in that. When we catch up with Finley again, she ends up fighting off a young lord of the manor who thinks he can take her and do what he wills. When she flees after injuring him, she runs into Griffin King and his friends who are doing what they can to defend the country England against outside enemies.
However, suspicions turns towards Finley for maybe being involved with the Machinist when things start happening that shows that the criminal is out to get them. Even though this is a Young Adult book and yeah I had no idea when I borrowed it from the library this book reads much older. I didn't even realize the characters are teenagers until I saw someone's age mentioned. That's not a knock against Cross either, it was delightful to read young adults who actually for the most part had sense and thank goodness two love triangles reared their heads, but one was absolutely resolved and I think the other one is too for what it's worth.
The only complaint I will say that I really did have is that this book was a bit too long. I know that Cross had to set up the other characters and do world building though so it's to be expected in the first book in a series. I just honestly didn't need the story to be swinging back to much to Sam. He got tiresome after a while. I do wish we had spent more time with Griffin's aunt on her adventures though. The setting of a Victorian age with steampunk think automatons walking around, things people cannot see that are little machines that can repair, people having eyes replaced, etc.
The ending leaves things in the air for some people. I am definitely going to continue this series to see where it goes. Actual rating 3. It was really intricate and there were a lot of different things going on at the same time. There was action and science and mystery.
I really enjoyed the paranormal aspects Actual rating 3. I really enjoyed the paranormal aspects as well as the steampunk gadgets and contraptions which were interesting but not overly complicated. My one problem is that it was predictable, I figured at the villain really quickly. Writing Style — 3 out of 5 stars This is kind of the let down of the book for me.
It was very detailed and intricate. Characters — 4 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the majority of the characters. The entire cast are main characters but the focus in this particular book is Finley who is very peculiar. She has very distinct sides to her personality. And then there are other times when she is kick ass and fiesty and sometimes even a little bit dangerous. I found that really interesting and intriguing, the huge contrast in her personality was something unique to me. As is usual in Young Adult books there are two main love interests for the main character.
And they could not be more different when compared to each other. One of them is sweet and protective and very prim and proper.
The other is the complete opposite, the kind of guy you go to when you want something illegal done. Emotionally view spoiler [I was a little disappointed with this book but I still enjoyed parts of it. The plot is intricate. We follow a group of characters who are all a little special in some ways, they all have different specific abilities, as they try to stop the evil plot of a man named The Machinist.
The pace is quite slow which bothered me a bit but the plot is really complex and has a lot of moving parts. It reminded me a bit of A Tale of Two Cities where you have various points of views for all the different aspects of the plot and you know a lot more than the characters do. She literally has a dual personality. The push and pull of both the light and dark side of her and the ramifications it had on her emotionally, mentally and physically were very intriguing.
He kind of made a lot of bad decisions that screwed a lot of things up for everyone. Emily, who rounds out the main trio of side characters, is a Irish girl with a flare for the intellectual. I spoke about their differences above but that was only what we find out about Jack on the surface. I would love to see more of him and hear more of his back story. Overall, I like the majority of this book. The characters were interesting and the story kept my attention but the pace was really slow and I feel like a lot of things were underdeveloped. Apr 27, Ceilidh rated it it was ok.
The potential for greatness is definitely there but these promising elements are put together so clumsily and in such a derivative fashion. Unfortunately, this novel tries to throw in so much detail that basic elements of storytelling such as plotting and pacing suffer. The world never really feels like a well constructed alternative Steampunk universe.
I did find a lot of the technology interesting but its place in the story felt forced and shoe-horned in, never organic to the proceedings. Like the story itself, much of this technology is told to us and not shown. Finley herself was another example of squandered potential.
Her genuinely interesting issues were plodded out in such a pedestrian manner that, like everything else in the story, I quickly became bored by her. The mystery that has much more interesting potential than the love triangle is sacrificed for the romance, although what little mystery we were given was a little too predictable. I later found out that Cross had released an online prequel to the book which leaves me with mixed feelings I may have to address in a later blog post.
There are moments of excitement and interest amidst the plodding story and tedious pacing but it never really amounts to something worthwhile. Apr 03, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , steampunk , nook , young-adult. X-men meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Sounded good to me! And it was, too. I probably would have rated it 4.
Other than that, I have no complaints It's sad to think I probably wouldn't have given this book a second glance if I hadn't read the prequel novella, The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. Partially due to being burned out on the Steampunk genre, and partially due to some bad reviews that I read when the book first came out. 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. I wanna be one of the cool kids, but I don't think it's gonna happen.
The Girl In The Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1)
Set in an alternative steampunk world, you meet Finley Jayne. She's got a dark side that she fears, and it seems to take over whenever she finds herself threatened or in danger. I probably didn't need to mark this one as a spoiler, huh? She heals rapidly, hears and sees better, and is faster and stronger than a normal human. Unfortunately, she has no idea why.
Lucky for her, she gets run over by the leader of the X-men. Just kidding. She does get run over by the leader of a group of kids who happen to have extraordinary abilities somewhat like hers. 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. It's like ten pounds of crazy in a five pound bag! I told you guys I was going to find a way to work that line into a review. Anyway, I liked it. View all 12 comments.
Jul 16, Nastassja rated it it was ok Recommended to Nastassja by: Ileana. Shelves: young-adult , buddy-reads , steam-punk. Another wonderful buddy read session with my pen friends. Thanks to Ileana for recommendation of this book. I only had issues with the abundance of strange technology, maybe less of this machines would m Another wonderful buddy read session with my pen friends.
Feb 23, Karina Halle rated it liked it. So, when I pick books, I pick books I think I will enjoy. It would be my first venture into steampunk too and the blub on the inside jacket sounded interesting enough. In theory, the book is functional. The quality is not shoddy. Everything the blurb promised was more or less represented the book. The writing is good — I mean, acceptable. Nothing wooed me but the actual construction of it was inoffensive. Cross is a good writer and I wouldn't mind reading something else of hers. I have never in my life taken so long to read something, and I have never been so uninterested in the characters.
Now, halfway through my struggles I decided to snap up the novella, The Strange Case of Finley Jane, hoping it would make me more eager to continue reading the Steel Corset. It did, too! I liked the short, saucy novella and had a much better appreciation of Finley. But as I got back into the novel, my desire stagnated. Why the hell is this book so damn long? Why does it lack the charm of the shorter story? Length is totally subjective, I know this. The Girl in the Steel Corset lacks all of those things.
There were also a lot of descriptions of clothes, which I can appreciate the first time. But is it worth mentioning more or less the same outfit over and over and over again? So, having to muddle through this description, you think the book would take an exciting turn eventually. Uh, no. I think halfway through the book the antagonist is introduced. Oh my Grifffin will never forgive me. Sure, he attempts to become likeable at the end, but too little, too late. Anyway, this review is way more scathing than I thought it would be. I give this book 2. It would just be the same characters in a different setting and zzzzzzzzzzzz.
It just, quite obviously, did not work for me. This is a gorgeous, wonderful book. I just have to say that right up front. Oh, and did I mention it also features a primitive version of Skynet? When you throw all of the above mentioned features together and put it into an accessible YA package, you have my heart for life. This is a great adventure and relief t This is a gorgeous, wonderful book. And that itself is a breath of fresh air when you consider anything with romance in the realm of YA, especially as of late. All of these elements are hard to get right by themselves, much less when you throw them together and make a delicious soup like this one.
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And the primitive version of Skynet robots killing or horribly maiming people! I enjoyed all aspects of this book, and can find no faults at all with it. And coming from me? More like squirming in my seat like a five year old, but you get the idea. A really interesting read, but i'm anxious to continue reading more books. The problem is, it's getting stronger and her situations keep leading her toward people that deserve to see her other side. After a particularly bad experience followed by almost being killed, she finds herself with strangers who may just hold the answer to what's wrong with her.
The more she learns about them, the clearer it becomes that not only do they hold the answers, but they also hold secrets about her past that she never thought was possible. Each is on their own journey to discover what makes them the way they are and the truth to their past. Straight up we're given a strange situation that makes you question whether the heroine is someone who deserves our sympathy or not.
As it becomes clear that Finley really doesn't mean or understand her actions, we're taken into her world to discover who exactly she is. As she is basically split into two people, each side of her attracts a different man, each with attractive qualities and secrets. And if you're like me and Finley, it's a hard decision who to choose.
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The setting was equal parts mysterious and interesting as were the characters. One particular character, Jack Dandy, really grabbed my attention and I believe there'll be more of him in the future. Other than that, I never wanted to close this book for any reason at all. I loved seeing the personal growth that each character went through from their own POV.
It was also clear who was telling the story at each time, something authors can fail spectacularly at. Kady is very talented. Favourite Quote: "Don't mistake me, Treasure. I can offer you many things, but friendship ain't one of them. Now, for once in your life, be a sensible girl and run away.
I love it all the same though mostly because of the small details like the steel on the back of her dress, her jewellery and the clockwork on the wall that give it a real steampunk feel. The Steampunk Chronicles 1. The Girl in the Steel Corset 2. Jun 03, Rayne rated it liked it Shelves: love-triangle , there-s-romance-in-there-somewhere , steampunk , action , disappointing , pathetic-excuse-for-a-heroine , young-adult , works-better-than-sleeping-pills , period-tale , victims-of-the-insta-love-monster. This book had all the tools to be great: good writing, an awesome concept and great packaging, I mean, look at that cover!
But despite an awesome first couple of pages, my interest in this book declined faster than the IQ of anyone who loved Twilight, or something even worse like the House of Night series. The start reeled me in with unexpected force but then, somewhere between the totally pointless and forced love triangle, the flat characters with stereotyped personalities, the constant repeti This book had all the tools to be great: good writing, an awesome concept and great packaging, I mean, look at that cover!
The start reeled me in with unexpected force but then, somewhere between the totally pointless and forced love triangle, the flat characters with stereotyped personalities, the constant repetition of descriptions I think I got perfectly clear the first twenty times that Emily's hair is "ropey", that Sam was "huge" and that Finley's hair color is "like honey", among other things, thank you very much and the technology overload just to get the point across that this is a steampunk novel, the book completely lost me.
And I won't even go into how much telling-instead-of-showing the author did or how much it completely annoyed me that our "heroine" only felt attracted to men who could overpower her - that alone knocked off two stars from its rating. I still don't think this is a terrible book, its just kind of bleh. There's room for improvement and I'll probably pick up the next one when I find it cheap. Someday I'll make a more thorough review. Just don't hold your breath. View all 4 comments. Jun 25, Elise rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed , beautiful-cover , series , own-paper-copy , blond-heroine , , young-adult , 2-stars , steampunk , so-disappointing.
They were right. First of all, it started out pretty boring. After reading the first few chapters it took me like three weeks to pick it up again. There were too many high-techy things being introduced, and it just felt like too much. I need more. Having said that.. The author has to be hella smart to come up with all of this and the cover of this book is beautiful. Steampunk isn't one of my favorite genres. In my experience, writers tend to over-embellish the tech aspect to the detriment of the plot.
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There was of course a plethora of automatons and physical modifications--hey, it wouldn't be steampunk without them, but the plot was good. The characters were fun and the villains were nasty. I liked it ;. Sep 11, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: september , historical-fiction , paranormal , ng-group-challenge , books-i-own , fiction , romance , fantasy , sci-fi , young-adult.
The Girl in the Steel Corset was a fun book to read. It's set in England but the world is a bit different than the one we know of. Well, maybe it's the people living within it that are actually different. Nowadays, there are "things" living within them.. YET, I loved her character. Ugh, I shipped her wi.. Ugh, I shipped her with a certain someone Griff and I will forever do so. Which is why I really need to find the time to sit down and read the second book. Maybe tomorrow when I'm at my car appointment? Maybe today at work because I always need a distraction from that. OR maybe when I get home - but who really knows when that will happen.
Other than that, really enjoyed this one. I sort of liked the villain in it as well because they were a mystery alright. Hopefully the next one, and the plot, will be a bit better than this one! Nov 21, Suzanne Lazear added it. Hot damn that was good. I really loved all the classic lit references. Lots of action, a little love, twists and turns. I'd read it again. Can't wait for the next. Which it does. Why do I love this book so much? Can I tell you how much I love this new cover trend with the girls in amazing dresses. I want that dress. The gadgets and tech are seamlessly woven into the worldbuilding as it should be.
The story is fun, fast-paced, and original, yet pulls from classics. Findlay Jane is a badass, and I do love me a strong, unusual heroine. But this is far, far more than a classic retelling. Findlay Jane is only one of the teen characters in this story and most of them have unusual abilities, like X-Men, only set in an alternate version of Victorian London with automatons and my personal favorite, the aethernet. All and all, this was a great read full of twists and turns. Kady Cross has her Steampunk worldbuilding spot on. 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.
So, when do I get to read the next one? The Girl in the Steel Corset is an imaginative and impressive story. Historical, Victorian, Steampunk, automaton, magic and mystery are all the wonderful elements you'll find locked with in these pages. Those who know me, know I've always had issues when it comes to historical and I don't think I've read very many books to even know how I feel about steampunk, but, I really enjoyed this book! Kady Cross, sets this story with gorgeous flow.
Not once did it feel dull or dry, which sadly is my issue The Girl in the Steel Corset is an imaginative and impressive story. 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 with the characters and the plot line. I've always been a fan of the Victorian language and thought Cross delivered it very well. I also had a lot of fun learning about the automaton's and the mechanics of it all. It's a very fascinating element that I didn't even know that I enjoyed till now.
But my favorite part of this story was the amazing cast. I liked all the characters and thought they were all very well developed, animated in there own unique way and all extremely intriguing. Our protag, Finley, is a fiery little thing, powerful, strong-willed, but the dance she endures within herself is a force to be reckoned with.
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Frighting and wonderful. Griffin is kind, generous and compassionate. He is equally powerful but he doesn't abuse that power. I admire is strength and control. Emily is a gentle and brilliant and I like how she holds herself. Proud and unshakable. Sam is probably the only character that I loved and hated at the same time. I can understand his hostility. Hating what he's become and the feeling of betrayal, but despite it all he's still grateful for it.
I think that's what I liked about each of them the most. They each have this thing that makes them different, less human, and while some have learned to except it they still loath it, but are just as grateful for it. That's quite the conflict, which makes this even more of an entertaining factor. As much as I liked the storyline and the concept, there was one thing that sort of lacked, and that was I miss my dose of romance. See, I'm a sap in the biggest way a sap can be, and I need that healthy amount of romance in my reads. But, there were a few scenes that still made me smile so I hope that Cross will explore that in future books.
But other then that, I had a good time reading this book. This is a very promising start to a bright series that I very much plan on continuing! Great debut! Looking forward to more! Arc provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen View all 8 comments. Jun 28, VAS rated it liked it Shelves: summerbooks. This book was really not that good. Sure, the plot was an interesting idea and the characters were set to charm you, but that did not happen in my case.
The characters were nothing new in this situation. Main character is a girl who can protect herself in a sea of other fragile girls. Add on the two hot suitors, who not only do both pertain to a certain side of herself, Dark, good but she just can't decide which one she likes better. Does this sounds familiar? But, really, this could have been ver This book was really not that good. But, really, this could have been very good, had Kady Cross just squeezed out a bit more imagination into these characters. Though I have to admit, Jack Dandy was a bit oddly out of character. He's supposed to be the bad guy , yet, he makes her breakfast, packs her stuff for her when shes going to leave, and gives her information even when shes rude to him?
Wheres the bad-assery here? They have henchman or butlers to do that, it's that simple. Kady Cross could not pull off the Dangerous-crime-boss-who-also-happens-to-be-a-gentlemen. It was just unreal, he just had too much emotion to play it off right. Jack Dandy was just a very lame attempt to be the sweet understanding gentlemen when he himself had a very different agenda for being nice.
It did just not go with his character. It's like mixing water and oil, they don't mix. I honestly liked her writing though, but it got to be just way too boring at times. She had a very loquacious way of describing things, but it go to be too much for me sometimes. No, you do not need to describe the color of Finley's trousers and corsets to me. That's all she ever wears, I don't need to know more. I liked this book, but not enough to give it more than three stars. Actually, I wanted to like this book, I thought it would be different, but it just proved disappointing.
But I liked it enough that I want to read the next book. Honestly, I wouldn't read this unless I was highly bored and had no other book to comfort me. Which was my case because i was too emotionally unbalanced to read the rest of The Fault in Our Stars , because I knew I would be crying like a middle-schooler who just got dumped.
I would probably be pigging out on ice cream and failing to not watch cheesy movies that will just make me cry more. Jun 08, Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it it was amazing. What can I possible say about this book that will even come close to doing it justice other than it absolutely rocked? Well, how about that I think Kady Cross is pure genius. I mean, I really truly loved reading it. It was my first full length steampunk novel and I can now say that I am completely in love with the genre thanks to Cross. So much so, that I am completely bummed her next book isn't out yet and I will be anxiously counting down the days until it is.
This book was ju What can I possible say about this book that will even come close to doing it justice other than it absolutely rocked? This book was just brilliant. The characters, the inventions, the storyline, the mystery, the romance, the adventure, the slight paranormal aspect, the world, the time period, the clothes It is rare that I find a book these days that completely blows me away and it not what I was expecting or anticipating and I have to say, I love it when that happens!
I will be honest, I read a LOT of books and it is so nice to just pick one up and get completely carried away in it so much so that you wish you were there. That you were apart of their world and that they were your friends too. So Kady Cross, you have a new fan! I will definitely be reading all of your work in the future, I only regret that I didn't pick this up sooner. Jun 24, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: my-recommendations , steampunk. The red dress on the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Now I know what steampunk is! Kady's created a really cool main character and I love the little beasties that heal.
Oh also I want one of those velocycles right word? I look forward to the next book in the series. So creative! Apr 04, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: yafantasy , youngadult , steampunk , read. I loved this story and look forward to reading more of Kady Cross in the future. I'm pretty stingy with my 5 star reviews, but this one totally deserves it. All these characters were amazing.
May 16, Heidi rated it really liked it. Four Stars: This book is so much fun. Lots of steampunk, great characters and a mystery. Dread washes over Finley Jayne as the son of her employer leers toward in the darkened hall. As a servant girl in the house, she is up late prepping a dress for her mistress. On the way back to her room, She runs into the drunk Lionel.
He has one thing on his mind. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't know that Finley isn't a timid maid. He strikes her cheek, drawing blood. Finley's dark side awakens and s Four Stars: This book is so much fun. Finley's dark side awakens and strikes. In seconds he is pummeled and knocked unconscious. Terrified, Finley flees the mansion knowing that she is in deep trouble.
She dashes out into the street so consumed by her fear that she doesn't see the velocycle rushing towards her. The driver collides with the frightened maid and she blacks out. Lord Griffin stands over the girl. His instinct tells him that there is something different and important about this servant girl, lying battered and bleeding at his feet. Against his best friend Sam's wishes, he decides to trust his gut and take the girl home. When Finley Jayne wakes, it is quickly apparent that she is not a normal girl.
She is a young lady with two sides, one dark and one light. Rage and fear awaken the dark beast inside her and she fights the servants. Once she is calmed, Griffith finds himself drawn to this lovely girl with two halves. Can Griffin help Finley Jayne control her personality, while he tries to stop the terrifying random machine attacks throughout London? Why I let it languish so long in my reading pile is beyond me.
Perhaps I was afraid this was just another disappointing read behind a pretty cover. Luckily, I was wrong. This book was great fun. It has mystery, steampunk, two awesome smart kickbutt girls and more.
I really enjoyed this book. Cross includes some fantastic steampunk elements. My favorites were the steel corset and the robot cat. These are just two of the many unique and clever steampunk contraptions in this book. If you are fan of steampunk, I highly recommend you give this book a read.
I only wish that this novel had pictures of all this great stuff. The steel corset sounds lovely with its intricate flowers and unique design. Who says protective gear can't be fashionable?
Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Cross creates great characters. Finley Jayne with her unique affliction is able to fight her way out of danger. She can beat up almost anyone. If you love strong female leads, Finley Jayne won't disappoint. I really adored Emily, she is an intelligent Irish lass who is a skilled mechanic, inventor and even a medic. I loved that both the female characters were smart, strong and very capable and that they possessed qualities that are usually associated with men. The two gents, Sam and Griffin round out the group and they are fascinating, considering that they both have some interesting abilities and secrets as well.
This time the afflicted is a young girl, Finley, and she has no knowledge of the how or why she has a dual personality. I had fun uncovering the secrets of her personality, as well as watching her battle her dark side. I admit, I loved it when her dark side took control. I completely enjoyed this new spin on an old classic. There is the focus on Finley and her condition, the conflict that Sam is waging with himself, the attacks by the machines, the solving of the murder mystery and the unmasking of the machinist. I always appreciate books with layers of story lines and this book provides plenty of threads to follow.
Cross provides a nice resolution while providing some interesting new ideas to follow up on in the sequel. No cliffhanger! There isn't a complete development of a romantic relationship. Instead Ms. Cross teases us with potential sparks and promises. She keeps you guessing as to whether or not Finley will fall for a certain gentleman or not. On a side note, there is a tiny flame between two of the secondary characters, which I liked. Finley's dark side draws her to Jack Dandy, a criminal leader in the underworld.
I adored Jack. There was something about this bad boy that just made me smile. He is charming and believe it or not a gentleman, but one that must be handled carefully, he is a bad boy after all. I loved the way he talked, especially his pet name for Finley which is "Treasure". I wanted more of Mr. One was who was the murderer of Finley's assailant? Another sticking point was Jasper Renn. He is an American Cowboy, but he remains a mystery. He seems to have some unique abilities of his own that are never disclosed. However, at the end of the book it was apparent that the sequel is going to focus on Jasper.
Hopefully, I will get the answers to my questions. I personally think that this book is beyond the YA label. Not due to inappropriate content, but because it transcends the normal YA classifications. The characters are mature and act like adults even though they are young and the plot itself is beyond the typical YA lines. This is a book that can be enjoyed by adults as well as young adults.
Don't let the YA label deter you if you typically steer clear of YA books, this is a book that will appeal to fans of all ages. The Girl in the Steel Corset was a fast and thrilling read. If you love steampunk, you will appreciate all the imaginative gadgets and gizmos as well as the references to corsets, gloves, hairpins and all the fashion that steampunk enthusiasts adore. This book is more than a pretty cover and I enjoyed the fantastic multi layered story line. If you have been considering this book, waste no more time, get it! Favorite Quotations: "An aura of danger clung to her like an oil slick.
Unfortunately, he couldn't tell if she was in danger, or if she was danger. They also made very effective weapons if the need arose. I cannot tell my heart what to feel. The Girl in the Steel Corset is everything I have been dying to find in a steampunk novel. The technology flavors the world perfectly and I love that there's so many different verities of fashion. This is a whole new reimagined world!
One where 20 years prior an expedition lead by the Duke of Greythorne journeyed to the center of the earth. Strange things called The Organites where discovered. Read it with pride; maybe even read it with your favorite teen. The girls in this story are very strong, kicking butt and inventing things even better than the boys. Perhaps it will inspire you to invent your own Steampunky gadgets.
Personally, I wouldn't mind a house robot to do my dishes…and put away my laundry. Harlequin Teen was nice enough to furnish me with an advanced copy of this book, which I am going to give away to one of you. The book comes out later this month. To win, all you have to do is comment in the comment box below. Contest is open internationally. Winner will be contacted by email. Book reviews Books library. View Comments. Sponsored Stories Powered By Outbrain.