Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. ( ratings by Goodreads); by Kady Cross; On Sale: May 01, . 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. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot . The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross.

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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

I say the story is disappointing because even though it was obvious the author did a lot of research on the time period, there were two things she failed at: It works reasonably well on its own, without having to infodump. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

She jumps in with both feet without worrying that something hayne happen to her. She is strong, determined, honorable and loyal. I giggled at a description of Finley’s riding costume, which suffered from “eggplantishness.

First of all, steampunk is one of the most exciting genres to catch on in YA fiction thus far. Finley, even not a prodigy nor a genius tbe likable for her smartness and the devil inside her actually does no harm. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and a pride of cats.

I also found it insulting, as a YA fiction reader, to read language that was so simplistic a jr. After surviving a triumph-turned-tragedy in New York City, Jasper is determined to secure a happier future with his gifted band of friends. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This less than a hundred pages novella was much more fun than the series. I would highly recommend anyone interested in The Girl in the Steel Corset to read this novella first.


Phoebe is such a remarkable young lady what is there not to like. In the event that you receive a faulty book, simply contact customer services and they will send you a replacement straight away.

The Mortal Instruments Series ot books. Jun 27, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: She is intelligent,stubborn,brave,unique,and stands up for the weak.

She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined. Thhe you have concerns about your purchase, please contact ebooks hqnuk. There are automatons, etc. The series I don’t. My sister taught me to type properly on it. Read as part of the pop sugar challenge.

Morton is friends with the ladyship that Finley slapped just the day before. The book definitely lives up to the promise of this story. Swear My Blood Approves 5. It has the potential to be as big as dystopian fiction. Lady Morton gives Finley a beautiful room, lovely clothes, and an excellent salary, and Finley attends balls and other society functions with Phoebe while pretending to be Phoebe’s distant relation.

Books by Kady Cross. I really can’t pinpoint why the story did not wow me. Steampunk Chronicles 4 books. The title and the cover were attractive and its relatively short length encouraged me to read it. Finley learns a lot about herself during this time, she also finds hers and Miss Phoebes lives in danger! Luckily, a crose after said incident occurred, Finley is offered a companionship job from a Lady Morton.

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

Mar 15, Fabienne Danielle rated it it was amazing. Lost or Delayed Deliveries Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. Her behavior 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, kasy accepts, despite having no experience.


You can get a pretty good idea about the real thing from them. And it was true. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and kayd one in either world will be safe—especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.

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Finley lives in an alternate-universe Victorian England where familiar, modern-day technology exists, but with a brass-and-steam twist in keeping with the actual technology of the real Vict An action-packed, short-story prequel casr the YA steampunk novel, The Girl in the Steel Corset As an appetizer for The Girl in the Steel Corset, this short story works really well.

Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Please review your cart. The most important thing that she strang is no matter what your station in life is, family is the most important thing of all. If it was a novel, perhaps Cross could have taken more time to flesh out her characters, build a proper world and really draw cade reader into the story.

And how can you not love Finley?

So Finley decides to figure out why this older man is looking to replace a long dead wife with someone who could be her copy, after all her darker side is looking forward to the idea of sneaking around and dodging Lord Vincent’s robot servants. She wishes to hire Finley as a companion for her youngest daughter Phoebe. She goes home to her mother and stepfather, Silas even though she’d rather not be a burden to them.