Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.
The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles, #4)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin.

London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus.

Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe-especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.

Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.


The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles, #4)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.)
Griffin has been taken into the aether by the machinist, and it is up to Finley to save him, even if it means giving her own life in the process.
Mila is now living with Jack, but wants him to stop fooling around with is doxies, and admit his feelings for her.
Can Finley save Griffin? And will Jack ever admit his feelings for Mila?


This was a great end to the series, and I was glad that we finally got a happy ending!

I liked that we got to see more of both Finley and Mila in this book, and almost had two interwoven stories. It was interesting to see how these two characters began to mirror each other a bit though, with both of them happily putting themselves in danger for the one they loved.

The storyline in this was pretty good, although I did have some questions about how Griffin’s physical body ended up in the aether?? We basically had two stories in this book though – Mila and her trials with Jack, and Finley and her attempt to get Griffin back from the Machinist. The pace was good though, and this was an enjoyable end to the series.
We did get a bit of romance, although it was annoying how Jack continued to deny his feelings for Mila. It was maybe a little unrealistic that the six of them paired off into couples, but it made for a nice happily-ever-after I suppose.
The ending was pretty good, and everything worked out well. I’m glad that I finally read this series, and I think I will definitely consider reading more steampunk in the future!
Overall; good end to the series,
7 out of 10.


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