Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

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...

I’ve already read The Girl in the Steel Corset, so I wanted to read the prequel and find out where Finley got her start.

The book begins with Finley getting kicked out of one house, only to be asked to join another. She soon learns the reason behind the proposal, as her newest companion, Phoebe, is engaged to a much older man, Lord Vincent, who creates automatons. There’s something off about Lord Vincent, and it’s Finley’s job to figure it out. Will she be able to learn of Lord Vincent’s sinister plan before the wedding, or is she too late?

Overall, if you enjoy London and steampunk stories, I’d recommend picking up this book. It’s not as short as other prequels I’ve read, and it’s fleshed out. Readers will get to see Finley’s dark side in action.


  1. I love this series! When I was doing research for it I read that Lady sees Emma Watson as Finley. Awesome choice.


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