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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, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily. 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…

* Synopsis is from Goodreads

Hott Review:

In The Girl with the Iron Touch Kady Cross takes us back in time, sort of.
What I liked: I enjoyed reading The Girl with the Iron Touch. Emily was one of my favorite characters in the books I’d already read plus, there is just something enchanting about how she’s the go-to person for all things scientific in their group.
This book is terrific! It’s romantic, mysterious adventure that pulls together a great group of friends. Don’t miss this installment in the Steampunk Chronicles.
One of my favorite things about this brand of steampunk, I can’t say this about writings other than those of Kady Cross, is that there is an alluring mix of actual history meshed in with newer inventions, paranormal-ish events, and a save-the-world attitude that crosses so many genres I can’t imagine anyone would dislike this series!
What I didn’t like: While the story is fun and interesting it wasn’t riveting, something I’ve come to expect from Ms. Cross.


Author: Kady Cross
Source: Harlequin TEEN via NetGalley | early 2013
Publisher & Date: Harlequin TEEN on May 17th 2013
Genre: YA, Steampunk
ISBN: 037321085X (ISBN13: 9780373210855)
Pages: 384
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA | While there are some pre-marital escapades they’re kept to a minimum and barely mentioned.
Setting: London, England 1897
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #3

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

The Girl in the Steel Corset

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy

The Girl with the Iron Touch

The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn

The Girl with the Windup Heart

Author Bio:

Kady Cross is a pseudonym for USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Smith. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and a pride of cats. She likes singing with Rock Band on the 360, British guys, Vietnamese food, and makeup (she’s hopelessly addicted to YouTube makeup tutorials!). When she’s not writing Kady likes to catch up on her favorite TV shows, read a good book or make her own cosmetics.

Websites & Links: author's website twitter facebook


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