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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles Series)

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38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

A fast & entertaining read!

This prequel introduces the main character of The Girl In the Steel Corset, Finley Jane. It's starts with her being fired for sticking up for a little boy, which right away tells me what kind of person she is. This is the second time she's been fired in a short time. Sh...
This prequel introduces the main character of The Girl In the Steel Corset, Finley Jane. It's starts with her being fired for sticking up for a little boy, which right away tells me what kind of person she is. This is the second time she's been fired in a short time. She thinks something must be wrong with her and that she's evil because of her sometimes dark thoughts, super strength and hearing.

She goes home to her mother and stepfather, Silas even though she'd rather not be a burden to them. Before she even starts to look for a job, Lady Morton shows up and offers her one to be her daughter's companion. Why Lady Morton wants her specifically despite her reputation makes her suspicions, but she can't past up the chance. Finley and Phoebe becomes friends and starts to worry about the true intentions of her fiance, the much older Lord Vincent.

This is my first foray into Steampunk and I had no idea what to expect. I really enjoyed the mixture of a historical world with it's futuristic inventions. It was an interesting contrast. One of the reason I think I've stayed away from the genre is that I thought it wouldn't be easy to understand the world it's set in. Which wasn't the case.

A lot happen in this prequel. It's a great introduction to the series. I really like Finley and can't wait to find out the mystery behind her.

posted by Safari_Poet on May 25, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

A fun read

I enjoyed this novella, and gutsy heroines are a favorite of mine. While not expertly written, full of passive voice, unnecessary adverbs, cliche, and stilted dialogue, the story itself was well-paced and not overly predictable, and I wouldn't mind reading more of the ...
I enjoyed this novella, and gutsy heroines are a favorite of mine. While not expertly written, full of passive voice, unnecessary adverbs, cliche, and stilted dialogue, the story itself was well-paced and not overly predictable, and I wouldn't mind reading more of the series.

posted by IncompetentHausfrau on January 18, 2012

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    Posted July 6, 2012

    DRM!

    I bought and paid for a book I can only read if I go and buy a whole new e-reader. Would be nice to if the authors or B&N would list in the description if they are DRM. I own a sliclk-ER700. Makes buying books hard. Adobe doesn't open it, Calibre can't convert and it is an invalid file on my e-reader. Then the authors wonder why so many people BT books. I bet most of the consumers don't like the fact that they can only buy NOOK books or Kindle books. Kinda gives those guys a monopoly on the books and if the book you want is sold by someone else well you are s.o.l. At least I was smart enough to get a $2.00 book instead of a $20.00 book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Fair

    Not my cup of tea; found it a bit boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Only 78 pages

    Now that is a short story!

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