Friday, December 23, 2011

The Girl in the Steel Corset

London, 1897

The moment she saw the young man walking down the darkened hall toward her, twirling his walking stick, Finley Jayne knew she'd be unemployed before the sun rose.  Her third dismissal in as many months. 

Finley is still having trouble controlling the rage that overtakes her when she or someone she cares about is threatened.  After cleaning the clock of her employer's handsy son, Finley finds herself in the company of a strange group of people.  Oh they appear normal enough, one of them is even the ridiculously rich and titled Duke of Greythorne, or Griff as he's known to his friends; but they've all got very special talents.  These friends - namely Emily, Sam, an American gunfighter called Jasper, and of course Griff - help her start to unravel the mystery of how she came by her supernatural strength.  Throw in a plot to over throw the Queen, the handsome yet roguish Jack Dandy, and a blossoming romance betwixt Finley and Griff, stir and simmer for a good length of pages and viola!  A fantastic romp of a steampunk novel! 

My most favorite part is learning how Finley came to have the kick-butt skills she does but I can't tell you anything else about it because it will ruin it completely.  The next book in the series doesn't come out until May and I'm not being patient!  Write faster Kady Cross! 


  1. Just requested this one from ILL!

  2. love this review. Makes me want to read the book.