Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

The Girl with the Iron Touch
(The Steampunk Chronicles # 3)
By: Kady Cross
Pub. Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 384
Source: Netgalley

In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken.

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has.
This entire series is filled with mystery, romance, and excitement. While I didn't enjoy The Girl with the Iron Touch as much as I enjoyed the first two books, it was still a fast paced and enjoyable read.

Led by Griffin, this bunch of misfits are so much fun! All different from the rest of society, they are a family. They will protect each other at all costs. When Emily is kidnapped, the group will stop at nothing to get her back, especially Sam. The Sam and Emily romance is so sweet. Sam does not show any emotion, ever. But when it comes to Emily, he is a pile of goo. He is so protective and sweet.

Griffin and Finley are still very much apart of this story. I hated that Griffin was keeping things from her, and it was so sad that he was going through something he felt he had to keep secret. The two of them have such a strong connection, and I hate seeing trouble in paradise.

I really enjoyed the new character Mila. She is a very interesting girl, and I liked watching her grow from a machine to basically a human. I also think Jack and Mila are so cute together and am looking forward to seeing more sparks fly between them.

The Steampunk Chronicles is one of my favorite YA Victorian Steampunk series out there, and I am excited to see how this series is going to end! 

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! I read this one awhile back as well. My reivew goes up next week.

    I read in another review that the rumor is the next--and final?--book will be focused on good ol' Jack!


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