Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl in the Steel Corset

[Waiting on Wednesday description: A post where I rant about books that have not yet been published but my omg-this-might-just-be-a-good-book sensors think will be a good read. This weekly meme is created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.]

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Release Date: May 24, 2011

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But 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, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. 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. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

How catchy is that title? It would have definitely stop me in my track if I see it in a bookstore. The interesting combination of steel + corset bounds to be awesome, right? Plus, did u read the summary? A girl with spine, a duke and another girl falling for a part human part robot? This just gets better and better! Oh, and a cowboy. You gotta love a cowboy.

It's steampunk, it has a Gothic vibe, mayhem and a gorgeous cover. No wonder my sensors twanged. Hopefully, it will live up to my expectation if I buy it.

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