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Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. ( ratings by Goodreads); by Kady Cross; On Sale: May 01, . Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal girls don’t lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot . The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross.

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If you are tempted to read the reviews from The Girl in the Steel Corset, then I guess you will find out why. I found him to be utterly miserable as a human being who would sell his daughter to clear his debt.

She lives with thr husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares all her secrets.

The dialog is also so modern as to be distracting.

Overall book rating Rating. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch.

Young Adult Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross

If you have concerns about your purchase, please contact ebooks hqnuk. When she gets angry, a strange power inside her kicks in that has super strength. This short story, which is billed as a prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corsetis probably technically better than the actual book, if only because it feels more complete and is much tauter and better plotted.

This story had all sorts of cool gadgets, from simple flush commodes to battery operated lights, to brass automatons and mechanical carts. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. In second place, this is much more fast-paced. I really liked the book, but the girl in the short story is more daring and in control.

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Finley, it seems, also has a dark side which continues to get her into trouble with her mouth, as well as her actions. Unlimited Lists widget built by Frosty. If there was one word I could use to sum this up, it would be FUN. Finley lives in an alternate-universe Victorian England where familiar, modern-day technology exists, but with a brass-and-steam twist in keeping with the actual technology of the real Victorian times.

Her actions in protection of Phoebe and Lady Morton are prompt and without hesitation. Finley, she feels, is the perfect person to protect her daughter Phoebe from harm. She is quite literally, buggered, as our brothers and sisters in Britain say. Open Preview See a Problem? Keen to start the actual series!

Finley Jayne has sttange been different. Other books in the series. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar.

Flutter My Blood Approves, 3. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Thou this book was written for teens, I found this book to be very good. There are automatons, etc. The Girl in the Steel Corset. It’s not bad, it’s that I had many issues with it, and those things always ruin my experience while reading.

Let’s start with the bad things, then I picked up this short novella as a free download from Kobo books. Normal girls don’t lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. The novella was a such a great introd This novella was included as part of the ebook The Girl in the Steel Corset. Makes me wonder if it comes from her father’s side somehow perhaps, hmm. I enjoyed ever single moment of this. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side.

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I say this story is lackluster, because even though Cross does include elements of the steampunk genre, she does nothing to highlight the wonder it has to offer.

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After surviving a triumph-turned-tragedy in New York City, Jasper is determined to secure a happier future with his gifted band of friends. The mechanical wizardry is still a little nuts, but somehow it’s in a more enjoyable way here–it’s almost what you’d expect from a film that’s been MST3K’d. A short, rather poorly edited, preclude on the life of Finley Jayne a kick butt girl who can take out a grown man without breaking a sweat.

You’ve successfully reported this review. Lord Vincent is a man of iady with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Jaune is concerned.

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