Monday, May 23, 2011

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

Book Stats:
Genre: Steampunk Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 251 KB
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 1, 2011

Series: The Steampunk Chronicles prequel

Reviewed by: Tynga

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 such a great prequel! We are introduced to an amazing steampunk world in which Finley sticks out like a sore thumb. Something is wrong with her, she knows it, but has no idea what it is. And it’s growing, getting stronger, taking over her body and accomplishing violent deeds. She is strong and fast, more than any full grown man. She’s trying so hard to keep her abilities hidden and under control but she might have to use them to save her new friend, Phoebe.

I really enjoyed this prequel, Kady did a great job of introducing her world and leave you craving for more. The Girl in the Steel Corset releases tomorrow and I really need to read it! Everything is so mysterious in this setup and I’m expecting answers in the first book. Don’t get me wrong though, the prequel has a story that stands on it’s own, with a satisfying conclusion.

Finley is a great character. She knows she’s different, but she tries so hard to fit in. She has a big mouth in a culture where girls are only suppose to look pretty and it’s refreshing. You she her struggle, wondering if she should speak her mind or not, it’s great.

This is a fairly quick read, and it’s currently available for free so I strongly suggest you get your hands on it and give it a try =)

The Girl in a Steel Corset Trailer


Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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  1. Great review hon! I got a free copy of the prequel as well and I cannot wait to read it!!! I am even more excited now that I've read your review! Thank you for sharing!

    oh and the book trailer is soo awesome!!!

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  2. Great review! I reviewed this and just posted TGiTSC today! I waited until the day before since everyone else started posting a month ago :o]

    I absolutely LOVED both books and really would (and have) recommended to friends and family.
    Are you planning on reading TGiTSC? I hope so, you'll love it, too, I'm sure of it :o]

    LOL, I get excited when I really like a book especially when it's a book I don't think I'll like! Sorry to blather on!
    Have a great night, Tynga!

    Kristi

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  3. I've been dying to read The Girl in the Steel Corset! I didn't even realize there was a prequel though! Do you think I'll follow the story without having read The Strange Case of Finley Jayne?

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  4. @Moonlight Gleam Happy Reading hun <3

    @Kristi LOL So glad you liked both! Yes I plan on reading TGitSC, I already have it on my Kindle. Grabbed it from Net Galley ^^

    @Natalie I really can't tell since I haven't read TGitSC yet =/ But the prequel is free, so why not read it? ^^

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  5. These both look good. I have TGitSC but I did not know about the prequel, Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Awesome new series! Best thing about it--I've already read it and loved it.
    Worse thing about- I've already read it and loved it---now must wait a year for a new helping of Finley (just love that name!)

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  7. Thanks for the info on the free prequel! I didn't know about it!

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