Friday, May 6, 2011

Historical Fiction Friday

How about a little steampunk? The title of this book is neat.

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.


T.V and Book Addict said...

I just found out about this one yesterday. So excited it for it to be released bc I'm really curious. Although I'll probably wait until It's on paperback to get it. I have way too many books on my bookshelves.

YA Librarian said...

I'm curious too. Steampunk is something I want to get into, but its seems like the genre is just coming into its own.