Whine: What I'm about to say may shock you but I think the prequel (The Strange Case of Finley Jayne) sort of ruined me for The Girl in the Steel Corset. Wild right? That has never happened to me before. You see I fell in love with the pace and fluidity of The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. So I immediately purchased The Girl in the Steel Corset. But when The Girl in the Steel Corset took her time developing, I got bored.
Wooed: While the pace wasn't for me, I wholeheartedly admit the detailed descriptions of the automatons and garments were exquisite. Kady Cross brings the romanticism and machines of steampunk to life. I have never enjoyed reading about machines this much. Plus, I loved the romantic tension between Finley's two equally sexy and intriguing suitors.
Word to the wise: Don't let my review sway you. Try this series.
Wholly: The Girl in the Steel Corset is a 3 star descriptive and unique steampunk journey with a serious fab dash of Jekyll & Hyde.
Wrapping: While there is no denying the cover gown is gorgeous, it doesn't match the gown in the book.
- Did you know the original novella that first introduced Jekyll & Hyde was called the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and was first published in 1886?
- Automatons (from the Greek word meaning "acting of one's own will") is an old term for a robot or machine. Click here to learn more about automatons.
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