Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne.

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…(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

*Only available as an e-book. This is a novella and about 78 pages. 

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
Reviewed by Moirae the Fates Book reviews

This is a hard one to review with out giving away anything, so it will be a short one. This is a novella and the prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset. I really enjoyed this story! Cross has a very fertile imagination and she makes you want to know more about Finely. She paints a vivid picture of Victorian era London.
The story flows right into Girl in the Steel Corset. Cross leaves her readers on the edge of their seat wanting to know what happens next. The chemistry with the characters felt very real and never forced. The dialog was great and each characters voice was very strong. Cross isn't afraid of allowing her characters to have flaws. She grips her readers and makes them want more of the story. I would recommend this story to readers of Steampunk and fans of Scott Westerfeld and Cassandra Clare.

Overall rating: ***** 5 out of five stars
Cover art: I like it very simple.
Obtained: My personal library

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