The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (novella)
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne
By Kady Cross
Published by Harlequin Teen
Published on May 2011
Source: Free from Kobo
Summary taken from Goodreads:
An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.
What a fun story! I love the Steampunk Chronicles and this was an excellent prequel to the series. It was a little strange reading about a very young Finley and the problems that she has as she is developing her "powers". I really enjoyed getting to know her as she is a little more innocent than in the Steel Corset. As always, Finley seems to attract trouble.
This time Finley is fired from a position for hitting a governess so hard that she makes her swallow her own teeth (although it was for noble reasons). She is hired as a "secret body guard" to Phoebe, who is engaged to a man who is hiding many secrets. Finley takes it upon herself to discover what Lord Vincent is hiding and is appalled by what she finds (In a Dr. Frankenstein sort of way.)
This story is tons of fun and is a quick read at around 75 pages. It is packed full of action, with hints of the "Duke of Greythorne" (for readers of the other books- these are funny hints! This would be a great addition to the reading pile of any fan of steampunk and a lovely introduction to the Steampunk Chronicles!