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review 2016-08-12 17:37
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross
The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross

This book read like a tv show.

To be honest, a huge part of The Girl in the Steel Corset reminded me a lot of tv shows like Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars—you know, teenagers running the whole show and doing ten thousand things without any adults and saving the day? Yeah.

The book starts out fast, so make sure you guys read carefully and pay attention to some detail if you don’t want to be confused. It’s what worked for me.

The characters honestly felt pretty developed to me. But they were completely unexplained in some parts and I hope the next couple of books in the Steampunk Chronicles answers them. Like, Emily has the skills of engineering, technology, science, and medicine? Where the heck did this girl even learn all of this from? The only explanation or job description I could possibly give her is that she’s a physician-scientist, and to be that you need to be certified dually in a PhD and MD (okay, that’s in today’s time, but you get what I’m saying?). So…?

Also, I hated Sam. Like, really, really hated him. Always complaining and whining. Finley Jayne chooses to save Sam instead of catching a criminal? Oh no, how could she be so irresponsible?! Finley Jayne chooses to catch a criminal instead of saving Sam? Of course she would! She would never save Sam! She’s evil and ungrateful and anything Finley doestotally gives Sam the right to be an abusive prick and beat her up for no good reason. (Used a random example, by the way)

Also, umm… what’s with the multiple love triangles happening in here? *tries to check if Jack Dandy is a real person* (Team Dandy!)

A lot of the things that were probably meant to be suspenseful were things that I guessed was going to happen, but from how I felt, this book is just a quick read. :D I’m guessing every book is a new adventure.

A pretty fast-paced plot, teenage-lead story, and a huge cast of characters and situations, try out reading The Girl in the Steel Corset if you’re willing to read something quick and light with a lot of tv entertainment :D

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text 2015-12-01 09:13
November Wrap Up
Fate's Edge - Ilona Andrews
The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher - Doug MacLeod
The Magicians' Guild - Trudi Canavan
Vision in Silver - Anne Bishop
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar - Kady Cross
The Girl with the Iron Touch - Kathryn Smith
The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross
The Girl King - Meg Clothier
A Dance of Cloaks - David Dalglish
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel - Jessica Knoll

November was a surprisingly good month for me (reading wise) I think i read more books in November than i had in any month this year, and possibly last! On top of that nearly all the books i read this month i adored!!

I suppose thats one of the side benefits of quitting your job.



My Favorite read was Vision in Silver which i rated 5 stars.

The Coolest book was definitely The Girl King which is based on a real character from history. I highly recommend checking her out, she's pretty amazing.
(I love this page personally but you can also check out this one, which while has good information, people would probably take this person more seriously if they didn't swear so much and stuck to actual quotes, and there's always Wiki, though i usually don't rely on wiki cause of previous fabrications problems. and you can also do your own research. either way she's awesome and you should check her out)
The book i Disliked the most has to be The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher and i still managed to rate the book 3 stars, so all in all a great month.

Here's hoping December will be just as good!
I already have a series (Cassie Palmer) buddy read lined up, and I'm hoping to finish some other library books in the time period as well. Happy Days.

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text 2015-11-18 15:20
Review: A Girl In the Steel Corset!
The Girl in the Steel Corset [plus bonus novella] - Kady Cross

At A Glance

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: idk.
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 6
Characters: 7
World Building: 6
Flow: 3
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 6
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part: Super powers!
Worst Part: I'm so lost on what went down!
Thoughts Had: Oh she's strong; Sam reminds me of The Thing; Yay action!


Continuing the Series: maybe
Recommending: meh.

Short Review: Maybe i'm just setting the bar too high, but i'm getting so bored of most of the books i've been reading. I need less talking, and more action! I have no clue as to what was going on for the last 25% of the book, it was all over the place, too many kinda the same name characters messing me up. I knew there was a bad girl and he was causing trouble. They might have killed him. Something about machines thinking for themselves. I have no clue. I might read the next book, but only because of a series challenge next month.

Review in GIF Form:

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review 2015-11-10 01:51
Finished my 2nd Re-read of this book.
The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross

My Thoughts:

4 stars

I'm really glad i re-read this book, but i have to admit this time around i didnt get as caught up in the story and noticed some things i didnt like as much, such as some personality traits. Griffin and Sam got on my nerves quite a bit, i preferred Finley where she had a moor bipolar mood state, Em and jasper were great, with Jack Dandy probably being my favorite. also not only was there 1 long-triangle but 2!!! WTF Cross? at least one was settled quickly and if Jack doesn't appear in book two i imagine the other will be two - though why she would choose griffin over Dandy is beyond me.
Otherwise the read was still quite entertaining, even if i knocked off a star. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.


My Original Review:
5 stars - 19.may.2013

LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was AwesomeTastic, which is a legit word, it means you MUST run out RIGHT NOW and go get this book cause it is that good!!!

I have to say im a little disappointed in my friends, whats wrong with you guys? Why didn’t you make me read this book earlier????? No matter i’v read it now :P

All the characters in this book where fantastic, and i loved their abilities, all of which were amazing. I cannot wait to go to America with Finley to go save Jasper‘s butt.

Now about the love triangle, i know i know your sighing and thinking of reading another book now, but it isn’t much of a love triangle, and its pretty obvious who Finley will end up choosing (not that she has done so yet, but im physic) :P personally i would chose Jack Dandy, that dude is Yum, with a Capital Y! Plus i like it when the underdog wins sometimes (isn’t that why all of us are cheering for pritkin? And also because he’s delish and clearly the best choice but we’ll ignore that part for the moment for the sack of my argument). Plus Jack clearly isn’t as cruel and emotionless as he pretends. I’ll feel highly..... mmm not disappointed but sad (maybe?) if he doesn’t win, though in saying that i’d prob feel the same if Finely doesn’t chose Griffin either.... its not really a win situation here. Hmmmmm. I KNOW!!!! Win win – she can have both! YAY!!!! Or she can give me Dandy, whichever, i’d be quiet happy with either option. Lol.

Well if the library was open today i know what i would be doing- going and hunting down the next book, but *sigh* i have to wait until tomorrow, dreadful i know, the world is clearly a cruel cruel mistress. I suppose i’ll just have to day dream and maybe play some xbox until then.

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text 2015-11-10 01:27
Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 473 pages.
The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross

75pg  "If the city of London was a body, Whitechapel would be the groin; a great unwashed area only showed itself under the cover of darkness, & only for the most salacious of entertainments."



167pg -  'Perhaps he should teach Finley how to fight this way. Perhaps then she'd think him as appealing & dangerous as Jack-swiving-Dandy. Honestly, what was it about those kinds of men that made girls go all weak in the knees & soft in the head?'

HAHA precisely what i would like to know as well!!

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