Sunday, 5 June 2011

{Review} The Strange Case of Finely Jane by Kady Cross

Release Date: 1 May 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: Unknown
Author: Kady Cross
Buy the Book: Amazon

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…

My Thoughts:
This was a great way for me to experience more Steampunk and I loved this story oh so much. I really enjoy stories like this where you get glimpses of the characters outside of the book.

The writing style was great and made this story more addictive than it already was. Cross wrote it in such a way that it was the perfect Steampunk with and edge of our modern day world to it. This may just be my mind acting up but that is what I felt, don’t ask why, maybe I am just crazy but I really did love this story.

I cannot wait to read The Girls in the Steel Corset, if you are procrastinating on whether or not to read it then read The Strange Case of Finely Jane before anything and I am almost certain that you will fall in love with this story and its wondrous world.

The first steampunk that I had read was Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel and let me tell you that I am pretty sure that Cassandra Clare will be darned proud to see such excellent Steampunk such as her own.

This is an addictive little story that will not take too long to read and you will not be sorry if you read this, it will take you at least an hour to read and you can enjoy it all the same. Great work Kady Cross, on a short story that I loved to bits! 


  1. This does sound like fun. I'm increasingly a fan of steampunk too.

  2. I'm a long-time fan of steampunk, so glad the genre is finally getting some main-stream attention. Like you, I loved this novella and am eager to see the Steampunk Chronicles continue.