I just finished The Girl in The Steel Corset and it was definitely an interesting book. It was the first steampunk book I have ever read and I can't wait to start reading more steampunk books.
The Girl In The Steel Corset follows a group of friends led under a powerful, teenage duke. They all have something special they are able to do. The main character, Finley, is fleeing from her employer and stumbles across Griffin(the duke) when he hits her with his car. He takes her in to his mansion and tries to help her and figure out why she has certain mysterious attributes. There is slight romance between Finley and Griffin, although the social difference between them prevents them from being able to date each other. The side characters, Emily and Sam, also have some issues and fight constantly over what Emily had done to Sam. The last character that is involved a lot, is Jasper, an American cowboy, that seems to always be hiding something.
I loved the characters and thought that the author did a really good job of creating such a unique world in England. The characters were all really different, although I just could not seem to like Finely very much. For the not so great, I did really not like some of the character’s theories in the book about different sorts of things. Overall, I thought this was a pretty cute read. I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars. I definitely will be reading the sequel when it comes out :)
In 1897 England, 16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she's a freak. 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 . . . that she's one of "them."