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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (The Steampunk Chronicles - short story prequel)

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (The Steampunk Chronicles - short story prequel) [Kindle Edition]

Kady Cross
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

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 behaviour 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...

An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 218 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA Ink (8 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VOWM4U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, a work of genius!!!! 2 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the 1800s and who likes works such as Frankenstein or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A brilliant book that has a unique outlook on the mystery and secrecy behind the 1800s social propriety and landscape (that might sound boring but it isn't). This book is an amazing fictitious piece that delves deep into the twisted mind of an eccentric and begins my personal favourite book series (totally addictive)... You will not want to put the book down... (Generally aimed at teenagers interested in the gothic, paranormal, abnormal and those with super abilities)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk Chronicles book 0.5 1 Sep 2013
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a prequel novella for the Steampunk Chronicles series by Kady Cross. I actually picked up this story after I'd read the first book (The Girl in the Steel Corset) but I think it makes a great introduction to the series and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

Finley Jayne is a great main character, she knows that there is something different about her but she uses her strength to protect others. In fact we are introduced to her as she is fired from her job for protecting a small boy. She is offered a new job as a companion to a young lady called Phoebe but her suspicions are raised because the job seems too good to be true. Phoebe has recently become engaged but Finley is suspicious of the motives of her much older fiance so she takes it upon herself to investigate. What she uncovers is worse than she could ever have suspected.

I really enjoyed The Girl in the Steel Corset and I think I liked The Strange Case of Finley Jayne even more. If you haven't already started this series then it's one I would definitely recommend checking out. I love the steampunk world that the author has created (although you don't find out as much about that in this novella as you do in the first book). I'm impressed with how much Kady Cross manages to pack into this story and am really looking forward to reading the next book (The Girl in the Clockwork Collar) when it is released next year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 18 May 2013
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My only problem is I wish I had read this one first instead of 3rd. Brilliant prequel and brings alittle more insight into the character of Finley. I am besotted by this series and already have the new one on pre-order.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is AMAZING 24 April 2013
By whit_11
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A well written book by the canadian author! I found this book whilst on holiday in Cuba on the library shelf. It tunred out a canadian had left it. From start to finish I couldnt put it down and actually read the whole book in one day.I now have moved onto the girl in the steel corset and the girl with the clockwork collar. Amazing read for any scifi fan. Well written and gripping from start to finish.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Was this written by a fourteen year old? 31 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
If this was written by an adult, I'm sorely disappointed. It's barely even grammatical in places, and the language is absolutely basic. I really wanted to like this book, and the story has its moments, but I can't get past the writing style! I'm glad I picked this up first; I'd be thoroughly annoyed if I'd paid any more for a book this poorly written. It really does read like the writing of a young teen.
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