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Monday, May 16, 2011

The Girl in the Steel Corset

Sci Fi/Fantasy, VG/A (Very Good, Average Reading Level)

Cross, Kady. The Girl in the Steel Corset. Harlequin Teen, 2011. 336p. 978-0-373-21033-6. $17.99.

Robots! Cyborgs! Corsets! Scientists! Inventors! Awesome names like Finley Jane and Griffin King!

The lovely outfits, alluring language and steampunk Victoriana of
Kady Cross' action-packed debut YA novel are sure to please fans of Cassandra Clare or the Luxe series. The run up to the reveal is so full of whizz-bang gadgetry and fun, you can overlook the fact that the reveal itself is only so-so.

Highly recommended for those looking for a bit of edge in their light summer reads.

-Candice Mack, Los Angeles Public Library

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