Publish Date: May 24, 2011
Buy: Amazon, B&N
Goodreads Blurb: In 1897 England, 16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she’s a freak. 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 . . . that she’s one of “them.”
I loved this book. I’m just now getting into the steampunk genre, and I’m wondering what took me so long!
There wasn’t constant action throughout the story, but when there was, it was awesome. I love when a kick ass girl is a main character. Finley is a girl that is in constant battle with her “dark” side. Her dark side always seems to get her into trouble. I do love how she doesn’t back down, and doesn’t act timid or like a damsel in distress. She’s a take charge type of gal. Griffin, a young duke, believes he can help her learn to control her other side.
The book is written in third person. I enjoyed seeing events through the eyes of different characters. It helped the story flow easily, and it gave us a look into the characters. We didn’t see them through just one person’s eyes. I had my suspicions about who the villain was about half way through the book, but his reasoning was still surprising at the end.
I wouldn’t say there was a love triangle per se, but there was definitely a “like” triangle. It was nice to see the relationships put this way. There’s no instant love, but there’s also no denying the attraction that pulls Finley to the two gentlemen.
Definitely grab this book, you won’t be able to put it down!