Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

The world of steampunk is back.  This is the fourth and final book in this series and it made me both happy and sad to read it.  I enjoyed seeing how things worked out with the characters but I'm sorry to let them go...

Harlequin Teen and Net Galley allowed to download and read this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published May 27th, so make a note to grab it then.  And, if you haven't read the others in the series, get those and start there.  This is a great adventure with lots of challenges in London in 1897.  It takes special powers to survive.

Finley and Griffin are back together again and life is good.  At least it is until The Machinist rises from the Aether and grabs Griffin from her.  The Machinist was "dead" but he wasn't at rest.  He's attempting to take Griffin King's power and take over the Aether.  If he does that Finley Jane and her friends will never be safe again.  Some things just can't be killed.

While Finley is trying to find Griffin in the Aether by "dying" and then being revived, she runs into her old nemesis from earth who also refuses to move on.  She has to kill him to get to Griffin.  In the meantime, the Machinist is draining off Griffin's life force.

As if this wasn't enough of a nail biter, Mila has fallen in love with Jack Dandy.  He only wants to be her protector, she wants him to be her lover.  She may be mostly machine but she has human emotions and human skin and human desires.  When he tells her no after a kiss that sears him, she says:  "Goodbye, Jack."  She waits until he's gone and then moves out.  Jack is frantically trying to find her and his father is trying to make her his doxy.  Mila might be innocent but she knows Jack's father is a bad man.

The story is fast and furious and I worried about my friends, the characters.  I was happy to see everything work out for the best and everyone settle down by the story's end.  Still, I will be sad not to read any more about them.  I may need to buy this series so I can visit it again one day in the future.  This was a wonderful steampunk adventure with paranormal characters and I really liked it.  Why not give it a try?

1 comment:

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