The Girl With the Iron Touch

The Girl With the Iron Touch

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In 1897 London, sometihng not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons--or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation--an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance of triumph, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780373210855
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 19 cm.


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bkilfoy Jun 13, 2013

I really enjoyed the previous two books in this series and was seriously disappointed by this one. It felt a bit like filler with very little happening in terms of character or relationship development and the main plot wasn't particularly suspenseful or complex. The characters often had the same conversation several times over the course of the novel and everyone was perpetually being interrupted, which wore thin after a while. Also, Jasper (who was the primary focus of the last novel) was largely ignored for the entirety of this one and was largely written out of the book. The book was basically a bit of a mess with my already established fondness for the world and characters being the only thing pulling me through. While I will pick up the next book in the series (which I assume there will be based on how this book ended), if it's the same quality as this book, that will be it for me and the Steampunk Chronicles.

Red_Ox_107 Jun 13, 2013

I just read this book, I've been waiting for it since last November, and it was awesome I can't wait for the next one!

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