Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I usually read adult novels over YA ones, but the cover for this book caught my eye and the description just sealed it for me.

The Girl in the Steel Corset Cover Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Series: Steampunk Chronicles, Book 1
Author: Kady Cross
Genre: YA Steampunk
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 24 May 2011

Book Description (from

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.

Note: Kady Cross has written a prequel to the series - The Strange Case of Finley Jayne - which is currently available for free here on


Jules said...

I've seen this one popping up quite a lot :)

Great pick!


Obsession with Books said...

I have seen this one on a few sites now, it sounds interesting!

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Jan von Harz said...

I cannot wait to read this one. Am a big fan of steampunk and am lovung the sound of this one. Great pick!

Brodie said...

I recently read this and while I had a couple of issues, overall I enjoyed the novel. My first steampunk too! :D I love the cover, it's so gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful blog! I've heard good things about this book. I am a new follower!

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Unknown said...

I just recv'd this from S&S to read.It looks like a great book.Good pick!

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Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

I can't wait to start this book! It's next on my list! I love the cover, it's gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it!

Sakura Sandra said...

Hey there. Good choice. I have this as a NetGalley and I want to read it soon! I just started following you as well, so please head on over to my blog to follow me back. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Great pick, love the cover.

Kaity said...

I JUST discovered that there was a prequel last night when I was going through May's most popular books on goodreads, thanks so much for a link to it (I'd already forgotten about it despite being so excited to read it). Great WoW pick, I'm dying to read this one too :)

Kaity - Bitten Books

Emily said...

This book is on my list! I love steampunk.


Sally said...

Great pick. Reading it right now - loving it.

Marla said...

Hello, and thanks for visiting. Small world! LOL. I actually just read The Strange Case of Finley Jayne this morning and really liked it. I can't wait to get my hands on TGitSC.

Sarah said...

Great pick! This is on Netgalley right now too! You should check it out. :) I didn't know about the prequel though, I'll have to download it! Thanks!

Also thanks for stopping by my WoW too! :) Megan Hart's books are good, I'd definitely recommend you try them. Her paperback books are not too badly priced on Amazon and such. I get most of my reads from the library though so I'm not really one to talk. lol

~ Sarah ♥ I'mLoving Books

Little Miss Becky said...

Not too much longer to wait on this one!! I just started this today---so far, so good! :)

Sandy said...

This is already on my TBR! I'm really enjoying steampunk and that cover is just gorgeous o.o


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