Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Girl in the Steel Corset Review
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one...except the 'thing' inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But 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, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an requited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Giffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help and finally be part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she is on even if it seems no one believes her.
This book had an amazing concept. I really enjoyed the story line of the story and how everything was delivered. The story, character back ground, important events from the past, powers, and anything that comes into the story.
How Griffin and Finley met it was amazing! I love how he hit her with his mode of transportation and is kind of like 'we should probably do something'. Him and Sam are just akwardly there, trying to figure out what to do. They are the heroes.
Griffin was my favourite. Like, can I keep him for myself? We saw many sides to the normally calm duke. We saw the peacekeeper Griff, the own the made sure his friends didn't go killing each other. Friendship goals. Anyways we saw jealous Griff who was in love with a girl who had another man after her. Not to mention how protective he was when something went against his family. I really enjoyed seeing his powers in use. The whole Aether controlling thing was my favourite power in this novel, it just sounded so cool.
Finley, Finley, Finley. She was just so...frustrating. I had a hard time getting use to her personality(s) she was just very hard to understand. Like, a choice between a thief, Jack Dandy and a extremely attractive duke, Griffin. It doesn't seem that hard of a decision, I mean I would certainly would choose Griffin. Anyways, her powers like Griffin's were very interesting, the whole duo personalities thing. For one thing, she put a new definition for the word bipolar.
Emily was freaking amazing! I think she is so badass in a different why that it is normally measured. Em is just so incredibly smart and so amazingly skilled at machines. Sam on the other hand was a bit of an ass. But he was incredibly strong, and had machine parts in his body. Jasper, oh poor Jas, was arrested and will be killed, not to mention that he has super speed. Awesome.
The Machinist, what a twist, he was the one who killed Griffin's parents and Finley's dad. And he nearly killed Griffin! Ugh how rude. Not to mention how obsess he is with Griffin's mom. She is dead, just give her some peace.
4 out of 5 stars