Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
Author: Kady Cross
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Steampunk Chronicles
Rating: 5 out of 5
Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…
This is the first steampunk book I have read and I can honestly say that it wont be the last. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne tells the story of Finley a young girl who isn't quite all she seems to be. After being fired from her previous job it isn't long before Finley is being offered a new one. This new job sees Finley in the role of companion to Pheobe Morton, a young debutante who has recently become engaged to Lord Vincent. It is during her role as companion to Phoebe that Finley starts to have concerns regarding the intentions of Lord Vincent, who is also not all he seems to be.
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is the prequel book to The Girl in the Steel Corset. This is a novella so it isn't very long and is a quick read. Even tho this is a novella I found the characters very believable and I couldn't tear myself away, if I did have to put this book down I was always wondering what was going to happen next.
I am sad to say that The Strange Case of Finley Jayne isnt available to buy on any UK websites, so I had to get this book directly from the American publishers. To get your free copy of this ebook click here
Overall The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is an awesome action packed book with characters that you care about. I can not wait to read The Girl in the Steel Corset, which is available for review on NetGalley.