The Girl in the Steel Corset

The Girl in the Steel Corset

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, c2011
ISBN: 9780373210336
Branch Call Number: YA CROSS
Characteristics: 473 p. ; 19 cm


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Finley Jayne has something inside her...something that makes her strong and powerful. When she is found out by Griffin King, she is asked to join a band of misfits including an American cowboy and a boy who is part robot .

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Sep 19, 2014

This book sounded like a interesting premise, but I could NOT finish it.

Sep 18, 2014

This book is bad. Real bad.

Jun 19, 2014

I LOVED this whole series!! It's amazing...!!! ***just a note for EVERYONE that there will be a book FOUR! (girl with the windup heart) and the library has it ON ORDER now!!! go put it on hold!! :)

Sep 29, 2013


Aug 30, 2013

I read the HC edition of this but I could not find the prequel "The Strange Case Of Finley Jayne" but it was part of this edition. Took about 30 minutes to read and was worth the hold time to be able to read the short story!

Aug 30, 2013

Borrowed this one and book 2 at the same time. Read both and only wish I had book 3 right now to read. Great read, made me laugh and feel for the characters

Sofiavo Aug 02, 2013

action packed book, kinda boring beginning

tuesdayswithlori Jul 09, 2013

This story ran like a bad harlequin romance. Wait! That is just what it is but for teens. Ugh. There are so many more interesting books for teens to read. Try Starcrossed or Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.

Jun 17, 2013

Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde + steam punk + gentle men + a super strong heroine who totally kicks butt

bkilfoy Mar 28, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable mix of teen romance, steampunk, and superhero-esque abilities, the novel is entertaining throughout. The entire cast of characters are wonderful creations that I was thrilled to meet, and the plot had just enough twists to keep the pages passing quickly. Absolutely enjoyable from start to finish.

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blue_crab_244 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

May 29, 2013

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