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Young Adult Fiction 1151
Perfect intro to a steampunk series!
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Usually before I read any novellas or short stories, I read the first book to the series in case of any spoilers, misunderstandings and such... however, this time, I decided to just go for it and read this novella first. I'm happy I did - it gave me a wonderful insight to Finley Jayne and the adventures that Finely would be facing throughout the Steampunk Chronicles...

The novella starts with Finley being fired for unjust reasons and has to move back home with her parents, but is soon called upon by Lady Morton, who wants to employ her as a companion to her daughter, Phoebe. Soon, Finley realizes that her job is just more to accompany Lady Phoebe - her reputation precedes her and Lady Morton expects more from Finley, much more than anyone realizes.

Finely is such a strong and wild character, who can also be very thoughtful, caring and feminine - a very well rounded character that only the brilliant Kady Cross could create and bring to life. The world building and steampunk touches in this short story are just the beginning to it all!

I highly recommend reading this novella and diving in to Finley's world and the Steampunk Chronicles!
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