Oct 29, 2011

What Say You Saturday - The Girl in the Steel Corset

(Picture - Credit to Ren)

Ren @ Ren's Rambles has created a weekly meme for bloggers. I think it's a fantastic way to get opinions on books you are on the fence about reading AND it's a great way to fangirl (or boy) about books you've read and really loved. Or didn't love. Either way! Want to play? Here are the rules:
  • Pick a book that's already been released (any genre is fine) that you've read and have a strong opinion about OR a book you are on the fence about reading & want more opinions on.
  • Create a post with the book's cover, title, and author, and explain your feelings for the book or why you aren't sure about reading it.
  • Include a link back to Ren's Rambles in each post.
  • Put your post up on Saturdays and link up in the linky at the bottom of the current What Say You Saturday post on Ren's Rambles. Link to the post itself, not just your blog.
  • You may use my What Say You image as long as you credit me for it or feel free to make your own.
  • Visit the other posts and give your opinion on their choices!
Kady Cross - The Girl in the Steel Corset

• Pub. Date: May 2011
• Publisher: Harlequin
• Format: Hardcover 480pp
• Age Range: Young Adult

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 unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a 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's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

So, I've never read a "steam punk" novel. I've had it explained to me, but I forget. And I know a lot of people enjoyed this one, but I'm also not a historical novel fan. I like books set NOW. But I've really wanted to try this one. Give me some good reasons to read this novel! Thanks everyone :o)

Happy Saturday!


  1. I'll be interested to see what others have to say about this one!

  2. I haven't read it either, but I'm curious. I've never read a steam punk before. I'm just not sure I'd like it... Interested to see what everyone else has to say.

    P.S. ~ Steam oink! Are you laughing right now? You are aren't you...

  3. Thanks ladies! I'm hoping to hear some good opinions!!

    Ren - Oh my goodness, of course I'm laughing! lol

  4. I actually really liked it. I loved Finley's character. It was also my first steampunk read and it made me decide I wanted to read more steampunk. The fictional time period is super cool. And I'm not really a historical fiction fan, but this is not a real time period. You have to remember that. There are some guidelines that have to be followed, but there is a lot more leeway. I thought the story was frickin cool and I'm really excited for the next one. I really think you might like it.


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