Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Girl with the Wind Up Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross

The Girl with the Wind Up Heart is set to release on May 27th.  I still can not believe that The Steampunk Chronicles Series is coming to an end!  I have loved every moment of this series.  Check out the cover and Goodreads blurb:

In 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin.

London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus.

Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe-especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.

Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.
If you are a Jack Dandy fan, this is your moment!  We learn so much about Jack and where he came from.  I love getting to see his back story played out for us.  Mila was interesting.  We barely got to see her at the end of the last book so it was good to spend so much of this book with her.  Mila even took us on a trip to the circus!  I especially liked the comedy and lightness that she brought to a story that could have been unbearably scary and sad as we see Griffin lost in the Aether.  This book was really a great ensemble piece because we get to see everyone working together to save their friends.  Jack finally finds some peace and happiness.  Jasper has found his happiness within himself, with his friends and with Cat.  Emily has come into her own and Sam has moved past his anger.  It was awesome to see them all working together to help Finley bring Griffin back from the Aether.  Great book.  I loved it right up until the very very end, it felt like that very final showdown was a bit rushed.

You can click here to find The Girl with the Wind Up Heart on Goodreads.  You can also click here to find the rest of the series on Goodreads.  You can still pre-order your copy of The Girl with the Wind Up Heart on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Book Depository.  Kady Cross can be found on her website and on Twitter.  There is also a Kady Cross fan page on Facebook.  I give The Girl with the Windup Up Heart 4 Fairies for a good ending to this series with an ending that was a bit rushed.

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