Kady Cross, The Girl in the Steel Corset, (2011), 473p
Guys, I like mindless teen fiction. In case you haven’t picked up on that. While dystopian love triangles are typically my jam, I figured I would try some steampunk teen fiction. I devoured the Infernal Devices series quicker than I would like to admit. This one kept popping up so I figured I would give it a try.
It was not like Infernal Devices at all. Le sigh.
Finley Jane isn’t your typical 1800’s girl – she is filled with darkness. When Finley fights back against a handsy lord, she fights back a little to hard and flees. She is taken in by Griffin, a duke with a penchant for taking in the downtrodden and damage. Finley must try to harness her darkness while helping Griffin hunt down the Machinist, a villain unleashing violent automatons on the city.
This book was blah at best. It was painful to get through, predictable, and not very entertaining. I typically would have just thrown it aside, but I really tried to give it the benefit of the doubt. Seriously, don’t read it.
Back to dystopian goodies for me.