In 1897 England, sixteen-year-oldFinley Jayne has no one…exceptthe "thing" insideher. When a young lord tries totake advantage of Finley,she fights back.And wins. But no normal Victorian girlhas a darker side that makes her capable of knockingout a full-grown man with one punch…. Only
sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she'sone of them. The orphaned duke takes herin from the gaslit streets againstthe wishesof 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 witha shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating acriminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally bea part of something, finally fit in. ButThe Machinist wantsto tear Griff's little companyof strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested onall sides. At leastFinley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.
Shelfari edited the description of The Girl in the Steel Corset Saturday, April 2, 2011.