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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Oh, Finley.

    The good thing about this prequel is that it is better than the book that follows. The bad thing is that she is the same Finley that is so difficult to like in that book. An unrealistic and irritating heroine is the smallest problem here. It is an easy and quick read, but I am glad it was free. Typos, grammar and punctuation troubles, dialogue that is almost painful...it is a lot to swallow. To credit the author, the world she has created is interesting and complex, and I would like to see what she can do with it in the future.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Give it a try!

    Not quite what I was expected but good enough.
    But if you want to know more you to buy the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Who doesn't need a butt kicking girl in their life!?!

    Great series for pre-teen and teen girls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    recommend

    good read for a school age kid, makes you want to know what is comming next and in the series

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Couldn't Get Intersted

    When I came across this free book, I thought it was the one for me, especially based on all the good reviews. However, I just couldn't get interseted in this book and stopped at page 12. Trust me, I tried like 5 times to get into this book. But I failed. To me, I just didn't like how it was executed.

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