Saturday, 3 December 2011

Quick Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne - Kady Cross

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 behaviour 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.

The Steampunk Chronicles:
The Strange Case of Finely Jayne (Novella)
The Girl in the Steel Corset
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy (Novella)
The Girl with the Iron Touch
The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn (Novella)
The Girl with the Windup Heart

Visit Kady Cross' website for more information

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a prequel novella for the Steampunk Chronicles series by Kady Cross. I actually picked up this story after I'd read the first book (The Girl in the Steel Corset) but I think it makes a great introduction to the series and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

Finley Jayne is a great main character, she knows that there is something different about her but she uses her strength to protect others. In fact we are introduced to her as she is fired from her job for protecting a small boy. She is offered a new job as a companion to a young lady called Phoebe but her suspicions are raised because the job seems too good to be true. Phoebe has recently become engaged but Finley is suspicious of the motives of her much older fiance so she takes it upon herself to investigate. What she uncovers is worse than she could ever have suspected.

I really enjoyed The Girl in the Steel Corset and I think I liked The Strange Case of Finley Jayne even more. If you haven't already started this series then it's one I would definitely recommend checking out.  I love the steampunk world that the author has created (although you don't find out as much about that in this novella as you do in the first book). I'm impressed with how much Kady Cross manages to pack into this story and am really looking forward to reading the next book (The Girl in the Clockwork Collar) when it is released next year.

Source: This ebook was sent to me by the author

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  1. I love the cover, but steampunk just doesn't work for me.

  2. Hi Viv, it's a shame you don't like steampunk as this is a fab start to Kady's series. I guess we can't all like everything though lol



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