The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
Published: May 1st, 2011
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: Prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset, the first book in the Steampunk Chronicles.
Buy the book: Free for Kindle
Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…
I loved The Girl in the Steel Corset and I loved to see how Finley got where we saw her there! Finley has had problems with controlling her 'other side' but instead of being feared, she is asked to be the companion of Phoebe, a debutante who is engaged to a man Phoebe's mother doesn't trust. Finley will have to find out what she is up against before it's too late.
It was a short story, but I really liked reading it. It showed us a little bit of Finley's background and even gave us a few glimpses of Griffin.. Who you will see more of in the first book, of course ;)
It's currently free for Kindle so you can't go wrong by getting it!
Four stars for the lovely Finley! And I want more, more, more...