Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #2: The Girl in the Steel Corset

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.  Here is the book that I am look forward to reading.

Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Author: Kady Cross
Publisher: MIRA
Publication Date: 17 June 2011
Pages: 592
Format: Paperback
Series: Steampunk Chronicles


In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But 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, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of 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 with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

I am currently reading the prequel, The Strange Case of Finley Jayne, and when I saw that this was going to be released in the UK I know I will have to buy it.  The synopsis sounds really intriguing and I cannot wait to find out more about Finley.

If the synopsis hasn't wetted your appetite for this book, then take a look at the trailer.


  1. Sounds great! I went for some old-school, apocalyptic vampires in my WOW for this week.

  2. I just picked this up on NetGalley. I hope to get to it really soon!

    My Wow post can be found here

  3. Hi Lisa, thanks for commenting on my post.

    I didn't know that this was available for review on Netgalley, I will have to try and get it.

  4. You can read it through NetGalley :)
    I hope they will approve your request

    My WoW

  5. Thanks for stopping by. This books sounds interesting and the cover is just gorgeous.

  6. Yes, this one sounds awesome! I was able to secure an E-arc on NetGalley to read. Did you pick up the prequel on amazon? I think the title is "The Strange Case of Finley Jayne", it was a novella and its free!

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  8. Hi Gina

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have just finished The Strange Case of Finley Jayne and I really enjoyed it. I have sent a request to review The Girl in the Steel Corset on NetGalley so hopefully I will hear in a few days if I have been successful, as I really cant wait for it to be released here in the UK.

    I am now following your blog.

  9. I'm reading this one at the moment - loving it!

  10. Fabulous trailer! Now I'll have to grab the novella for sure, thanks for featuring this!

  11. Hi Scribal Goddess

    I know what you mean about the trailer. Its intriguing without giving too much away. Hope you enjoy the novella, I have just posted the review please check it out


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