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Series: Steampunk Chronicles #3
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 28th, 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Love & Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken...
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...
Emily, the kind hearted, yet fierce genius is kidnapped by automatons, her friends stop at nothing to find out where she is and bring her back home safely. Full of mystery, romance and intrigue, Kady Cross writes with fervor adding yet another edition to her steam punk novels.
If you’re looking for mere romance in this one, you won’t find it. If you’re looking for a more deeper analysis of the characters that we have learned to grow and love, then this one is for you. I loved learning more about Emily. It’s told from her point of view as well as from a new character that I happened to enjoy reading from, an automaton that learns how to deal with humans and their emotions. I felt that this point of view was engaging enough that I was so into the book that I flew threw the pages.
The Girl with the Iron Touch starts off with a bang! I was on the edge of my seat reading the third book in the Steampunk Chronicles and I’m looking forward to more from this series!
Love the development of all the characters in this one, especially Emily.
Kickass Emily on the cover rocking that green corset is just lovely.
Liking the mystery so much that I read it fairly quickly.
Overall, a must-read for any steampunk fan!