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Author: Kady Cross
Release Date: May 24, 2011
She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’
but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she
stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take
her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley
trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the
powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself
under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.
Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he
couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to
save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but
there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the
orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to
protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe
like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his
past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need
the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the
girl in the steel corset.
This both looks and sounds awesome. I love the idea of steampunk, the world building and the different machines, even if I can't quite write it. ;)
I've been a Harlequin reader for years (their Blaze series) and I love the fact that their YA imprint is taking off and is publishing a bunch of really good books like Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series, Mara Purnhagen's Past Midnight, and Aimeé Carter's The Goddess Test. You can bet I'll be requesting this on NetGalley soon. :)