The Steampunk Chronicles. The Girl with the Wind Up Heart by Kady Cross. Published: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. Published: March 14, Kady Cross, publishing under various names, is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Harlequin TEEN’s Steampunk. The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Crosstakes us on a wild romp through an alternate version of Victorian London.

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Young Adult Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross

Crosz do wish we had spent more time with Griffin’s aunt on her adventures though. If the reader is ready, willing, and able to throw themselves into the story, I think they will enjoy the trip. They’re minor things – wearing a fancy dress to a ball, dancing with tne, having a friend – but the contradictions pulled me out of the story. Unfortunately, she has no idea why. Now I know what steampunk is!

My mind zeroed on Spider Man and the Kingpin every time I read his name.

On the way back to her room, She runs into the drunk Lionel. It reminded ctoss a bit of A Tale of Two Cities where you have various points of views for all the different aspects of the plot and you know a lot more than the characters do. She keeps you guessing as to whether or not Finley will fall for a certain gentleman or not.

Emotionally view spoiler [I was a little disappointed with this book but I still enjoyed parts of it. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. The Dark Discovery of Jack Virl.

The mysterious Machinist is almost immediately, transparently apparent 3. Some of it was sooooooooo advanced that it felt like it was out of a futuristic novel, not a steampunk. I admire is strength and control. But besides all that, I thr think I have the beginnings of a book crush on the Duke of Greythorne – yes he is too perfect to be real, but he is the most only likeable male in the misfits. All That Bleeds by Kimberly Frost.


Set up a giveaway. He is equally powerful but he doesn’t abuse that power. The book itself was good but I felt like I would have liked it more if it was about half the length. A Lady of Resources.

The Girl in the Steel Corset

She fell to the floor, rolling just in time to avoid being kicked by one of his boots. Cross’ ideas are thrilling and her enthusiasm for the story is obvious. I didn’t even realize the characters are teenagers until I saw someone’s age mentioned. I like both sides, but Griffin totally comes out on top for me. Readers who crave crosd, well-written steampunk would do better to find Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angelcofset skillfully blends mystery, magic, and strong characters and plot in with the distinct language and customs of the day.

She would have been in bed hours ago were it not for the fact that the darling debutante of the house had demanded her pink riding habit be laundered for the morning. The Girl with the Iron Touch. The steampunk genre certainly invites a certain suspension of disbelief, but Victorian England–and its manners and mores–should be more than just a set decoration for a story that is placed in that era.

Corswt are developing powers because of crosss events and there’s a villain out there, The Machinist, who wants to use The Organites for evil.

The Steampunk Chronicles

I gave it 4 stars kaddy I’ll definitely read the next one. The girl in the steel corset is a rather light funny read with headstrong nice characters. Kady Cross rated a book it was amazing. Regardless, once the actual story starts, the reader is immediately drawn into the action and conflict. She was going to let him think he stood a chance first. She could feel blood trickling from her mouth and she wiped at it with the back of her hand.


Finley brought both hands up and pushed hard against his chest. But The Machinist wants to tear Griff’s little company of strays apart, and it isn’t long before trust is tested on all sides.

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

More like squirming in my seat like a five year old, but you get the idea. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Lord Felix had promised to teach her a lesson, but he was the one who had been schooled. No, cancel Yes, report it Gidl

Unfortunately, he couldn’t tell if she was in danger, or if she was danger. Books That Bite B I mean, first of all he has the most ridiculous name! And the primitive version of Skynet robots killing or horribly maiming people! My first steampunk book, and I loved it! I can’t say that I was impressed by this book nor was it original. One where 20 years prior an expedition lead by the Duke of Greythorne journeyed to the center of the earth. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. I felt bad for Sam and what he had to go through. He’s supposed to be the bad guyyet, he makes her breakfast, packs her stuff for her when shes going to leave, and gives her information even when shes rude to him?

Reading this book was a constant battle against narcolepsy. This was a fun, action-packed read with a hint of sexual tension.