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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…


Just read this book by Kady Cross.  Apparently, this is  a prequel to her book, The Girl in the Steel Corset.  And, wow. This is good~! 

The story is set in a steampunk world.  And, honestly, I don’t really know anything about steampunk.  All I know that it’s really cool.  I’ve seen cosplayers and I just loooooove~ the clothes~ [heh, well, I am a girl, afterall~ XD]  That being said, the writer made things easy to understand what kind of world it is and it was also easy for me to get interested in that kind of world.  Well, maybe not too deeply, but highly interested, nonetheless.

Anyway, I just love Finley.  She isn’t like the typical kind of girl I usually come across while reading books under the young adult genre.  She’s strong in the way that she doesn’t think the way the others around her does, the way that most people in that world does.  However, one could also see the struggle she has.  The fact that there’s something wrong, something not normal about her, that she tries to keep hidden from the people around her and the fact that deep inside she is insecure.  It was really heart-warming for me when Phoebe accepted her for even after the fact that she told Phoebe about herself.

The book’s a really good read.  And it really makes me looking forward to reading the next one, The Girl in Steel Corset. [which I will do after finishing this… lol XD] The story’s really interesting and I really want to know about Finley’s next adventure.  That, and I seem to have fallen for Finley. 

Oh, and this is the next book’s trailer.  I found it on youtube.  lol Okay then, will read the next book now~ XD