April 6, 2011

Book Review: The Girl In The Steel Corset By Kady Cross

*I hate spoilers in a review and therefore will only include the blurb for this book and refrain from giving away anything else for the benefit of those who may have this on their TBR piles.*

The Girl In The Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #1)
Kady Cross
(supplied courtesy of NetGalley) 
Release date: May 24th 2011
She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t 'normal', but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.

Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.


I was hooked from the very first page.
And by the second, I knew this book was going to rock......and boy did it what.

Kady Cross has created a world so vibrant and true, that the fact it is set in an alternate steampunk 1897 London is just icing on the cake.
The action all but jumps from the pages, giving you a movie like experience with its witty dialogue and extremely well written story.
Every player in this adventurous, and mindbogglingly sumptuous world, has just the right amount of allure and mystery, making you fall in love with each and every one of them. Even the dastardly ones!!
A  faultless story, I could not put it down and devoured it in one sitting.

The Girl In The Steel Corset is going to make waves in the literary world and make Kady Cross the latest 'it' author (in my opinion!!)

Without a doubt its a 5 star read.

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)


  1. Hey Cath,
    I'm ur newest follower. I haven't read much SteamPunk, but I already have a list of new titles thanks to Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust. The Girl In The Steel Corset will be added to the list. Great review.
    Readaholics Anonymous

  2. This book sounds fascinating. I'm putting my toes in the water of steampunk. First on my list "The Iron Duke", now I found book two. Thanks for the great review.

  3. Hi ladies, I'm so glad you liked the review.....you really will love this book I'm sure ;]

  4. I've never read a steampunk before, but I'm really looking forward to reading this. Glad you enjoyed it :-)


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