I figured I’d use Sundays to highlight my steampunk reads, or anything else I find that grabs my attention. This won’t be a weekly feature, but it’ll happen at least once a month. Maybe more. We shall see.
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by [book-author]
Published by [book-publisher] on May 1st 2011
Genres: Steampunk, Young Adult
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Also by this author: The Girl in the Steel Corset, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
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.
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is the prequel before we meet Finley in this series. I loved getting this little glimpse into her life before. Finley is a character with two different sides. She can be mouthy at times, but she usually has the best intentions. I loved seeing her interact with Phoebe. It shows a softness we don’t see that often. But if someone she cares about is in danger, or she’s angry, you may want to step back. There’s something different about her, and that can both hurt and help her.
If you like steampunk, definitely give this one a try. I loved it. It was fun, fast, and kept me intrigued.
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