The Steampunk Chronicles Book 1-3- Review

Hey Guys instead of doing an individual review for each one of the Steampunk Chronicles I read last week, decided to a a group one.

 Title: The Girl In the Steel Corset
 Series: The Stempunk Chronicles
 Author: Kady Cross
 Pages: 473
 Published: 05/24/11
 Acquired: Library
 Goodreads Rating: 3.86
 My Rating: 4.0

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Title: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Series:  The Steampunk Chronicles
Author: Kady Cross
Pages: 416
Published: 05/22/12
Acquired:  Library
Goodreads Rating:  4.07
My Rating:  4.5

Goodreads Synopsis: 
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling-or dangerous Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper from the clutches of a devious criminal demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves. One false move from Jasper, and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens and tightens. From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens follows Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship. More than ever, Finley must rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley...and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Now, to help those she's come to care for so deeply, Finley must infiltrate the criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much....

Title: The Girl with the Iron Touch
Series: The Steampunk Chronicles
Author: Kady Cross
Pages: 384
Published: 05/28/13
Acquired: Net Galley: Thank you to Harlequin Teen and Kady Cross
Goodreads Rating: 4.06
My Rating: 4.0

Goodreads Synopsis: 
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....

My Review: 
There were so many things that I love about this series, but the first thing that comes to mind is the amazing group of stubborn, pig-headed, narcissistic, yet loyal brave and amazing group of characters that make up the series. All of the members that make up this dysfunctional family have unique abilities that set them apart from everyone else. First there is Finley Jayne, who had extraordinary strength and superhuman hearing. Then there is Griffin King, the Duke of Greythorne. He is extremely loyal and takes on the responsibilities of the world on his shoulders. Then there is  Emily who is scientist, doctor, and engineer all rolled up in one.  Lastly there is Sam, who is a man of steel and with a heart of gold, well technically metal! 

This fearsome foursome works together to keep eachother safe and keep the country of England safe from others who want to cause others harm. This series has some amazing adventures, great friendship and even some love triangles.  I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good Steampunk Story! 


  1. Sounds like this is a series I should be picking up! I have the first book on my kindle but haven't gotten round to it yet! Glad you enjoyed these!

    1. Sarah if you like Steampunk then you should! There are parts where the writing is so so! But overall I really enjoy the storyline!

  2. I haven't read very many steampunk novels but this series sounds like a lot of fun with an emphasis on characterization which is so important to me. Great reviews, Anasheh! I'll have to check this series out. :)


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