Teen Review: “The Girl in the Steel Corset” by Kady Cross

As a 16 year old in 1897 England, Finley Jayne can knock out a full grown man. When in danger, a darker self appears with heightened abilities. While escaping from her last encounter, Griffin King literally runs into Finley. He, having unusual talents himself, sees her value and takes her in to join his band of misfits: Emily, a brilliant young Irish girl who has a gift with machines, and Sam, who is partly made out of metal and, like Finley, unnaturally strong. They are all thrown into solving the case of who is the Machinist, a sinister villain, and how to stop him. All of this is tied together with a special substance called organites that Griffin’s family discovered. Organites have incredible healing powers. Can Finley control her darker self with its enhanced abilities and help stop the Machinist? I really enjoyed this book and the strong female characters portrayed in it.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

"The Girl in the Steel Corset" by Kady Cross book cover


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