Book Reports and Glory Holes

I read pretty much anything, but genre fiction is my great love in life.


Rincewind is my spirit animal, which says it all really.

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) - Kady Cross If I was still a 14 year old I'm sure I would have loved this book to death. Sadly now that I'm 14 years older, this book just makes me glad that I can go read other steampunk novels like Boneshaker, Soulless, and The Hungry City Chronicles. This was an okay book perfect for the audience it was aimed at (way young adult) and really read like a Steampunk Primer, kind of a “See Finley shoot a aether gun”, “See Finley wear a corset”, “See Finley do modern stuff with pseudo-Victorian steam-powered gear” book. If you’re young and want to get into the steampunk genre you really could do worse, so that’s a plus. The annoying part to me is that I read The Strange Case of Finley Jayne before reading this, and the novella was wayyyyy better than this book. Also she’s the daughter of Jekyll and Hyde! That sounds like such a cool idea, but the reality was just meh and disappointing.

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