Hello Readers, and welcome back to Sabrina’s Book Corner. This week we will be talking about The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. This book, in my humble opinion, is a cross between the X-Men and Jekyll and Hyde.
Set in England in 1897, this story’s main character, Finley, is a little strange. Finley has a dark side and it gives her speed and more strength than a fully grown man. When her employer’s son tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back and wins, but she runs away fearing what her dark side has gotten her into.
While on the run, Finley quite literally runs into Griffin King, an orphaned duke. Griffin takes her in and shares a little secret with Finley–he has talents himself and he’s not the only one. Griffin also fights evil in the service of the English crown. Right now he is taking on an evil that might be bigger than he can handle.
Dark sides, strange talents, and mystery–The Girl in the Steel Corset has it all. This supernatural mystery has something for everyone to enjoy. It captured my attention on the first page and I couldn’t put it down. Kady Cross splices together the worlds of Jekyll and Hyde and the X-Men to make this page-turning mystery that you just can’t put down.
That’s all for now! Check back in next time and remember to keep reading.
— Sabrina Parr, Poetry Editor