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“Kady Cross creates a deliciously believable Jules-Verne-worthy-“lite”-Victorian world that’s injected with imaginative steampunk elements, a riveting plot, and cast of characters that can’t help themselves but be endlessly hip. The Girl in the Steel Corset is a stunningly visual and innovative...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“On the outside "The Girl in the Steel Corset" seems like an amazing book, like it has everything. However, the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' has never been more true than in this story's case. While the plot itself isn't completely awfull, it is ver VERY cliche. Its probably been...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Enjoyable steampunk tale. Supernatural elements have nothing to do with vampires or "magic" so it's a nice change up. I'd gotten the prequel novella as a free kindle download which was good and made me want to read this one. Was not disappointed and will read the next one to find out what happens next. Doesn't end on a cliffhanger but a teaser to the next adventure.
The one problem I did have with this book is that a lot of the action takes place BEFORE this book and is told via backstory. So much that I came here to double check that this is in fact the *first* book in the series. Feels very much like it's the second. Perhaps this series spins off of a different book? I wouldn't let this stop you from reading it, just be prepared for it. ”
“I enjoyed this book and it piqued my interest generally as a steam punk novel. Althoguh I enjoyed it I never managed to go anywhere else with the series.”Jayde wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“X-Men meets Steam Punk youth.
I wish they had a "It was just ok" rating on shelfari, because that's how I would rate this book. I wont be finishing the series.”
What really made me pick this book up was the whole Jekyll and Hyde thing. I love that story so bringing that concept into this was intriguing. I had this book on my TBR for a long time before I finally picked it up, I don't often read Steampunk, but when I finally did was surprised with how much I really enjoyed this book I just couldn't put it down.
Finley Jayne is the perfect mix of kick butt and sweet girl, if only she could get those two sides of herself to mix. Griffin King is just the boy to do it. This story had a lot of turns and twists helped along by a Mr. Jack Dandy who along with Griffin, shows an interest in Miss Jayne.
I like the love triangle that was set up in this story, made things just that much more interesting. Not to mention Jaspar, Sam, and Emily (whom I especially loved). The conflict between Sam and Finley was understandable but I was not happy with Sam at all for his feelings towards her and how he felt about having his life saved but he just had to come to terms with everything even if at times it was too late.
The Aether was a fascinating concept Cross wove into the world and for me it made it that much more interesting, something I wasn't expecting from what I knew of Steampunk books. A touch of almost magic.
The pacing was great and I didn't feel like anything was left open that didn't need to be for future books. Now I just have to figure out if I'm Team Jack or Team Griffin ;)”
“love this”Rebecca wrote this review Wednesday, July 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was really good. Super excellent! I thought I wouldn't like it or understand it but the only thing I had trouble with is the English accent. But it was still pretty good! ”Scarlet (aka Taylor)- I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG TO COME OUT!!!! wrote this review Wednesday, July 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The title involves a steel corset and she only wears one once.”Sami Alyx wrote this review Tuesday, April 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is set in an alternate 1897 London, England. Finley Dayne attracts the attention of the Duke of Greythorne when she is seen running from a member of the Dandies a notorious street gang.
Part of the plot is simmilar to the Great Mouse Dectective. Also Cross mentions Stevenson and Mary Shelly within her story.”