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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Review}: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5)Title: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5)
Author: Kady Cross
Genre: YA Fiction/Steampunk
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (May,2011)
Source: Amazon Kindle (Free Book)
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble

My Rating: 4/5

Description from GoodReads:

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…
An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.

My Review:
Finley Jayne is not normal, some go as far as to say that she is the spawn of Satan. She possesses incredible strength and heighten senses. She is like a female Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One side enjoys inflicting pain on those who pray on the weak. The other just wants to be a normal Victorian girl. After losing her job due to her inability to control her justice seeking side she returns to live with her mother and step-father. She is then hired to become the companion of a young girl who is engaged to a man twice her age.

Will her temperamental side get her in trouble in her new job or will it help protect the innocent?

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne was a wonderful introduction to the world of the Steampunk Chronicles. The small glimpse into their world was fascinating. It was full of automatons such as mechanical house maids, horses and carriages that were run by steam. I can't wait to meet more characters and learn more about Finley Jayne by reading The Girl in the Steel Corset.


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