Monday, January 16, 2012

The Girl With The Steel Corset by Kady Cross

I'm so glad I relooted The Girl In The Steel Corset! I have to say the cover sold me but I also really enjoyed the story.
Finley is different. She has a dark side that gets her into trouble. While serving as a maid in a wealthy London home, her dark side comes out and she flees the house. While running away she runs into Griffin and Sam. Griffin is the lord of his own estate and different like Finley. Griffin helps Finley and she meet the rest of Griffin's friends (Jasper, Emily, and Sam) who are all different too. I liked that their abilities were more Heroes/X-Men type abilities. Together they band together to fight a killer. It felt familiar in that these kids had powers, wanted to help people, and still had some of their own difficulties as being people. I also really liked the characters. Finley is scared of her powers and doesn't understand why this is happening to her. Griffin can possess enormous power but he'd like avenge his parents death. Oh and Jack Dandy. Probably my favorite character. Dandy is that dangerous bad boy that I love in a story.  I really enjoyed the story and getting to know the characters. I love steampunk and this one has all the elements I like (Victorian era, mechanical enemies).
Overall, I really enjoyed The Girl In The Steel Corset. I cannot wait for the second in the series! Others who shared their thoughts on The Girl In The Steel Corset: Paranormal Indulgence, Books Devoured, The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, and Read. Breathe. Relax.


  1. I heard some bad things about this one but at the moment I can't recall what that was ;)

  2. I'm glad that you gave it another shot and enjoyed it. I have this one on my Kindle. I hope I like it too!

  3. Thanks for giving it another shot! So glad you enjoyed it. The 2nd one is out in June. No Jack in it, but I am currently working on some Jack-related goodies, and he will return in book 3.

  4. In general I've heard good things about this one. Plus I love the cover, and know it's one I want to read eventually.


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