Tuesday, October 2

The Girl in the Steel Corset: Book Review

The Girl in the Steel Corset

Kady Cross

Harlequin Teen
May 24th 2011
Young Adult | Fantasy | Paranormal

Official Blurb -
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."

What a colorful and all encompassing cast of characters. Thoroughly entertaining! Very fun language. Engaging story that makes the pages fly by. I can't wait to see what they will get up to next. Oh the possibility!

Whoever thought one day there would be a book that included evolution(science), technology, historical, and superpowers? It sounds like a ludicrus combination but it is anything but.

I wonder if the Fae would dearly wish to be a part of this deadly metallic society. So very beautiful. If you were going to die by metal why not while being encased in a beautiful lavish steel corset? The clothes in this book sound so lovely.

The Cast:
Sam - Muscle (small brain, big heart, hard head)
Finley - Female muscle (naive)
Emily - Brain (Don't discount the brain mightier than muscle)
Griffin - Leader (Mysteriously powerful abilities)
Jasper - Speed (Very mysterious and a jack of all trades)

The story changes point of view a lot but it is very well done. Also, it is nice that the book is not dominated by the romantic elements. Instead it is woven amidst a wonderful story. So much happens in this book and I am more than excited to see what else will come out of Kady Cross' mind. I definitely recommend this book.

Language: Mild
Violence: Moderate

Moment Divine:
"She bent down and put her other arm beneath his knees, sweeping him off his feet into her arms, carrying him like a child toward the top side of the pool.
"Finely," he said.
"Yes, Griffin?"
"Put me down, please." There was laughter in his voice.
She looked at him. Their faces were so close she really could kiss him if she wanted. He had quite nice lips, and right now they were smiling at her. "Please," he said again. "As nice as this is, I refuse to be carried into my own home by a girl who weighs a good three stone less than I."