Image of The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)


Image of The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)

A steampunk mystery with a delicious love triangle and entertaining Jekyll and Hyde element. The earnest steampunk genre generally tries too hard, and this is no exception, with its silly pseudo-science and dandified Cockney bad boy. It is, however, a fun read for readers to enjoy. Finley and her warring split personalities are a blast, but she’s united into the perfect blend of salty and sweet far too easily. The mystery is predictable, but the romance makes this worth the read.

In Victorian London, a world where humanoid robots work as servants, several of them have recently run amok as a result of the sinister work of The Machinist. When seemingly helpless but secretly deadly Finley Jayne crosses paths with Griffin King, the teenage Duke of Greythorne and the richest man in England, and joins his ruffian band of supernatural talent, they find their lives are more connected than they ever could have imagined. (HARLEQUIN TEEN, Jun., 480 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780373210336, HC, 14 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Ellen Parsons