The Girl in the Steel Corset (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Girl in the Steel Corset In 1897 England, 16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she's a freak. 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 . . . that she's one of "them."
- Published: 24 May 2011
- Format: Hardback 473 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780373210336 ISBN 10: 0373210337
- Sales rank: 64,462
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Best YA SteamPunk in 2011
Absolutely, the best YA Steampunk I've read to date. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set in the late 1890's it contained everything I love about that London era, throw in the steampunk gadgets and it is a solid winner. It has super power action figures (well kinda of), a bit of romance, mystery, drama, and a cast of characters that were all wonderful in their own right. Finley Jayne (don't you just love that name) has a bit of a Jekyll/Hyde type of personality and when her rich employer's son tries to push himself on her, that personality takes over. While escaping from him she is injured in a velocycle accident and Griff's menagerie of strays takes her in. She quickly discovers that this group of people have many other powers and secrets.
Griff's group is working with the Queen of England to flush out the Machinist, an individual they suspect of turning the machines/androids against the humans. Though the book was told from several POV's, I was never lost and this book moved at a very fast pace. At nearly 500 pages, it ended way to quickly for me. I'm glad that this is to be a series as I can't wait to see where their adventures and hopefully romance take them next. Though a young adult book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to readers of Cassandra Clare's books. It was simply awesome! As I read it as an e-book, I didn't get to drool over the cover too much (it is gorgeous), but I've got a copy on order as I know this is one I'll want to reread and share with others. by Lisa Richards