Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Steampunk Chronicles #3 The Girl with the Iron Touch

HAPPY RELEASE DAY.... Another perfect strike. Presenting Steampunk Chronicles #3 The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross.

Here is the summary of the book:

In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....

Steampunk, the ever elusive branch of sci-fi reinvents itself everytime an author successfully tries to incorporate this historical science fantasy bringing in something never before read. Kady Cross' Steampunk Chronicles is one such beauty that adds sci-fi, steampunk, history, drama, suspense, romance and all things nice to deliver something of the order to us and we readers have the right fun time reading and visualizing them as if they are happening right infront and we are an integral part of it.

For Finley, Griffin, Sam, Emily and Jasper .... our band of heroes this is another adventure that brings them even closer together. The archenemy, Machinist/Garibaldi is still at large and he has something even more dangerous up his sleeve, an automaton more human than machines.... does not bode well at all and Emily gets one garnering major attention because of her expertise with machines.

What I liked about the book and every other one in the series is that Kady Cross keeps it original and distinct, nothing too longwinding for readers to even consider not reading it. There are more than two characters in this series so I really commend Cross on successfully keeping all the perspectives separate.

The Girl with the Iron Touch, while primarily is Emily, Sam and new girl Mila's story but Griffin, Finley and Jasper still play a major part of the tale. Sam & Emily and Finley & Griffin finally address their feelings for one another. My personal favorite were when they had separate scenes together and the epic battle.... the use of clever tactics was just simply the most brilliant conclusion the book needed.... Ms. Cross I hope you are going to write more in this series because.... WE WANT MORE....

"Epic, Historical and Steampunk-tastically perfect"

Genre :     Historical Fantasy, Steampunk, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

My Copy: Publisher and Netgalley

Rate:             /5 (It was Awesome)

Books in Series(review links):
         #2 The Girl in the Clockwork Collar


  1. I really need to read this series, I've heard nothing but good things about it!

  2. Wow! I really love your blog! I so agree we want more!! I've loved this series from the beginning and it keeps getting better. I had a bit of trouble believing the girly side of Finley, but I LOVED her and Griffin together!! That part rocked! And I loved learning more about Emily!! Great review!




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