Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross

I love the Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross so I was super excited to get a copy of The Girl with the Iron Touch from Harlequin TEEN for review through NetGalley!  Here is the cover and Goodreads blurb:

In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....
I loved reading this newest installment in this series!  It was great to see the focus on Emily and her coming into her own.  She's so small and sweet that it's easy to overlook how powerful and strong she is.  Emily has been hurt before and we get to see more about that.  That pain caused her to want to move forward and stand on her own two feet instead of hiding from the world and the possibility of being hurt again.  I love that about her.  She's just such a great character.  I love her!  Overall, this book has some great moments of resolution for some of the romantic tension between the residents of Greythorne.  Jack Dandy makes himself known as well, of course.  This book is obviously not the end of the series- it may just be heating up.  I can't wait to see what comes next!  There will be a novella released on July 1 that will focus on Jack Dandy so be sure to check that out.  You can pre-order it on Amazon now.

You can click here to find The Girl with the Iron Touch on Goodreads.  You can also click here to find the rest of the series on Goodreads.  Kady Cross can be found on her website and on Twitter.  There is also a Kady Cross fan page on Facebook.  Click here to find The Girl with the Iron Touch on Amazon.  I give The Girl with the Iron Touch 5 Fairies for an awesome book that I tore through in one night.

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