Author: Kady Cross
I am an enormous fan of the Victorian era and I absolutely love anything steampunk so if you mix those two things together you get The Girl In The Steel Corset and then some!
Kady Cross is an excellent story teller who has created her own world within an era and has does so beautifully and rather flawlessly! I didn't realize how much time had past until I had looked up at the clock and saw that I was already halfway through the book! I can tell you that this story will grab you the the collar of your shirt and haul you in until you've either finished it or have fallen asleep. When I wasn't reading I was repeatedly taking glances at the beautiful cover! I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book! Her writing style was easy to follow and her descriptions of the characters and setting were so vivid! It was almost as if I was inside the story and could look around and see, hear, smell and even experience what the characters were going through! The inventions and the machinery found woven into the story left my mind wanting to know more!
Finley Jayne is a 'kick some butt now and ask questions later' kind of character who embodies everything a strong heroine is needed to be! She’s definitely my kind of girl! I’m loving how many of the novels released this year have female protagonists that rock and Kady Cross’s character is surly one of my favourites! From dishing out some well needed beat downs to tearing the arm off an automaton with her bare hands leads Kady Cross’s character to becoming a model to what, I’d imagine every women in London wished she could do—stand up for herself.
At times Finley is unsure and is afraid of what her ‘darker’ half makes her feel and do. However she is still a confident, independent and head strong character. I mean what sane person would walk around Whitechaple,
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters, like the young Irish genius Emily and Sam who is a deeply conflicted and distraught man. Who could forget the super fast American cowboy named Jasper? They added so much volume to the plot! I couldn't forget about the two men who vie for Finely’s affections: Griffin King, a Duke who is a kind hearted and charming gentleman who is open-minded and accepts Finley for who she is and then there is Jack, the flirtatious yet dangerous man who embraces Finley’s dark side and ultimately causes Finley’s dark self to rise up.