Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross

The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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....

The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Jack tells the gang the troubling news of this latest humanoid automaton, and things become even more tense when Emily is kidnapped.
Who has made this latest automaton that is more human than machine? And why have they taken Emily?

This was probably the best book of the series so far for me, and I really enjoyed it!

The characters all seemed a little more real in this book, and I liked how we started to see real romantic relationships forming. I also liked the introduction of Mila!

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I liked that the pace remained strong throughout. I liked the introduction of Mila, and what her presence meant, and I liked how real she became.
The romance in this was finally requited!! I have been waiting so long for this, and I’m so glad that these people finally stopped beating around the bush and actually got down to business!
The ending was good, and I liked that the threat is still imminent! Looking forward to the last book in the series now!
Overall; a good steampunk sequel,
8 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, so happy this book was that great for you. steampunk is not really my thing.