Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Steampunk Chronicles #0.5 The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

Steampunk at its fullest and still retaining the big shroud of mystery, presenting Steampunk Chronicles #0.5 The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross.

Here is the summary of the book:

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. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined...An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles. 

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a short novella, that portrays the time of London 1897, where Finley Jayne is a young girl who knows she is not normal, her behavior just had cost her a job, so when she is offered a lofty position to act as the friend and shadow of Phoebe, who had just gotten engaged to Lord Vincent, a scientist who is much more older than her. But things start to escalate to dangerous promotions when Finley swoops Lord Vincent's house in the dead of the night, and learns of the monstrosities that await Phoebe should she marry Lord Vincent.

This is a welcome change for me into the steampunk genre and i'm totally in love with it. Finley Jayne is a strong heroine. She knows what she wants and she gets it, and she can throw a mean punch, that would make even the strongest of guys today fearful of what she is actually capable of. There is definitely the element of mystery in this Steampunk London of Kady Cross, provided aptly by Lord Vincent's character and all the marionettes abound. You definitely are going to love this book. I'm so jumping into the next book The Girl in the Steel Corset the minute I can....you all would too if you want to know exactly what Finley's true nature is.

"Strong, Non-stop action and Steampunk London - what more can you ask for!!"

Genre :      Young Adult, Steampunk

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)


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