Review: The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

Posted May 28, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Girl with the Iron Touch

Series: The Steampunk Chronicles #3
Author: Kady Cross
Publish Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher:Harlequin TEEN
Number of pages: 384
Source: Received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion
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Book Description:
In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What’s left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends’ lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke’s sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him…and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel’s desolate alleyways to Mayfair’s elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist’s ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she’s to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn’t know she has…

Oh, how I’ve missed these guys.  They are by far my favorite group of steampunk characters.  They never fail to amaze me.

Iron Touch starts off with action.  I’ve come to love that in Kady Cross’s writing.  She grabs you from the very beginning and refuses to let you go.  The plot is very fast paced.  Although some of the events are predictable, some take you completely by surprise.  We are also introduced to a new character.  I’m not going to say much about this person, as it would spoil some things, but I can’t wait to see where they go in the storyline.
The characters as usual are great.  I absolutely adore Emily, Sam, Jasper, Finley, and Griffin.  After everything they have been through, their relationships with each other are kind of up in the air.  They don’t know the right things to say, and when they do, they are interrupted.  There are so many times I wanted to slap the mess out of Griffin.  For such a smart guy, he can be very dumb.  I also loved seeing a gentler side to Sam.  Although it is so much fun seeing him and Finley go head to head. Emily is stronger than anyone thinks.  She’s known for making the logical decision at all times, but finds herself making choices on the fly.  We also get a bit of Jack Dandy.  I love this man.  He’s awesome, and I hope as the series progresses we get to see a little more about him.
Fans of this series or steampunk will love this book.  Also keep an eye out for The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy.  It’s supposed to be released July 1, 2013.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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