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Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl in the Steel Corset

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

It’s the middle of the week, and I couldn’t be more ready for Friday! But, something that’ll help me get through today is finding out what you awesome people are reading! Here’s my pick…

Title & Author: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (1st book of the Steampunk Chronicles)

Genre: YA- Fantasy

Publication Date: May 24, 2011


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.”

Why I’m Stoked: Before this year, I didn’t know a lot about the steampunk genre and didn’t think it would be something I would want to read. Oldish steam-era technology mixed with fantasy? Hmmm, sounds weird, right? YES- but in the best way possible! 🙂  Between The Iron Thorn and this book, I’m reading to jump into this genre feet first!

Are any steampunk books on your TBR? If not, what books are you anxiously waiting for??

(In case you missed it, you can find the Wither giveaway winner + book review post here!)

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • I have this one from NetGalley, but just haven’t gotten to it yet…I haven’t read much steampunk, but it sounds awesome!! 🙂

    • Lisa

      Jasmine- I haven’t either!! There seems to be a lot of books coming out in this genre, so I guess we’ll get a chance to read a bunch! 🙂

      YA- Thanks! I’m excited to dig in!!

  • I’m so curious about this one, I haven’t read much steampunk before…Awesome pick! 🙂

  • Me too! I love steampunk and this one has been on my radar! Just look at that cover! I can’t wait until I can hold it! LOL!

    Wonderful pick that is bound to be full of wonderful words. Stop by to see what I am waiting for! http://ikissbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/wow-goddess-test.html

    Black Disaster Fairy

  • Hmmm, this one is a new one for me but it sounds amazing. Thanks for the heads up on this one. 🙂

  • I was leery of Steampunk as well, but I’ve grown to love Cherie Priests books. I’m waiting for Dreadnought now! http://theclockworkcentury.com/

  • I have this one from netgalley but I haven’t read it yet – looking forward to it.

  • I’m hoping to land this one from netgalley and I too am excited to give steampunk a try. oh and btw i’m now following.

  • Like you, I didn’t know much about the steampunk genre, but after reading the Iron Duke I was hooked!

    Thanks for sharing with us and thank you for stopping by!

  • i have been waiting for this to come out! the cover is just so beautiful. i am your newest followr. nice blog! 😀

  • I really love the cover for this book!

    I’ve never read steampunk. I’d be interested in reading this one either way though! It sounds pretty good.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf