The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

 
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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne
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12+
Release Date
June 01, 2012
ISBN
B004WEKR1W
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inley 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 behaviour 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…

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Perfect intro to a steampunk series!
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4.7
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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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Great little prequel
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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a great introduction into the world that the main character of The Girl in the Steel Corset lives in. I read this book before I started the main title, and felt that it was pretty awesome. I was really confused when they talked about automatons that did basically everything in the 19th century, but after I got into it, I really enjoyed it.

Although this book had nothing to do with The Girl in the Steel Corset, I thought that it gave background into her family and the start of the 'dark' thing inside Finley. It didn't mention once about her job as a body guard in the main title, and I was a bit disappointed in that. I think that Finley should of thought about her good times before the thing inside her started to take over.

To conclude, I must say that this book is worth reading The Girl in the Steel Corset, or just want to start off with the prologue. This is a great short book, and I think in some parts I enjoyed this more than its follow up. I think that everyone should give it a try, it is short and awesome.
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