Mission to Read

Wife, technophile, bibliophile, and student who obsesses over the latest gadget and political drama. I read compulsively. It's an addiction really. I also blog.

The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles)

The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross While this book had an interesting concept and a couple of interesting characters it was also slow in the plot department leaving me to be slightly bored, but fully in love with a couple of characters.Jack Dandy was probably the most entertaining character in the book and as always I fell for the bad boy this was not a surprise. Griff was great as well, but perhaps a little bit too refined for my tastes.I couldn’t get a good grasp on the character that is Finley. She was so distant throughout that it was hard to get an accurate feel for the character, but the distance is part of who she is. Who she has been formed into from fear of herself and fear of the next attack. But this aspect of her personality left me with a sense of not knowing the character.I did not like Sam, although I was pulling for Emily to get the guy she wanted. I found Sam to be incredibly selfish and ungrateful, not to mention naïve.Kady Cross is highly intelligent and this came across in her writing, but I felt the plot could have benefited from moving more quickly and not as much foreshadowing. I had the ending pegged within the first half of the book.I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either.