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The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
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Mar 19, 2011

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bookshelves: action-adventure, kindle, may-2011, steam-punk, arc-s

3.5/5 (I downgraded after thinking about this novel some more)
This book was totally cool, interesting and compelling. The steam punk aspects were fantastic, integrated well, and weren't trite.

However, there were a lot of inconsistencies. Historical inconsistencies and character interaction inconsistencies. One such example would be Finley running around town (1800's) alone and unchaperoned wearing pants and riding a motorcycle like object, sparring with a shirtless man, but when Griff shows her his tattoo, and wants to tattoo her she is all a flutter about impropriety and indecency!

One of my qualms? No romance. Not even a kiss between our Hero or Heroine. They did think about kissing though, so I guess that counts =)

Also, the characters were all in their teens and I think Griff may have been 20, but they all talked really old. I don't think we are told Finley's age either. That bugs me now.

However, I don't think this novel has exactly ONE hero or ONE heroine. All the characters were pretty darn fantastic! A metal man, a genius, a dual natured ass kicking chic, a telepath, and an aether wielder = AWESOME!

So, if you are a fan of steam punk and YA, put this on your buy list!
If you are a fan of awesome characters who remind you of X-men, the League of Extraordinary Gentleman and the Wild, Wild West, then put this on your buy list!

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Reading Progress

March 19, 2011 – Shelved
March 19, 2011 – Shelved as: action-adventure
March 19, 2011 – Shelved as: kindle
March 19, 2011 – Shelved as: may-2011
March 19, 2011 – Shelved as: steam-punk
April 2, 2011 – Started Reading
April 2, 2011 – Shelved as: arc-s
April 3, 2011 –
April 3, 2011 –
April 3, 2011 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Smith Hi there. As the author of this book, I wondered if I should comment. The historical inconsistencies you've mentioned don't really apply in my world, as it is a Steampunk and it's a different world. If you read this as a straight Victorian, you will be disappointed. As for Finley, she's two different people in this first book, and so her character is consistent in her inconsistency. That said, I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my book!

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