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Review: The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

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The Girl with the Windup Heart
(The Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Published: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 400
In 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin.

London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus.

Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe-especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends.

Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.


Special thanks to Harlequin Teen via Netgalley for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Really awesome cover, goes along great with the other ones - I adore how they feature a girl from the books on each one.

I have to admit I'm a little bitter sweet over this one. Super happy that I got to read this, really sad the saga is over. This was a pretty good wrap up of everything although I'm greedy and wish that it could've been a bit longer. I know, you're looking at me like...this was 400 pages! But, I really think Jack should've gotten his own book with Mila. He could've gotten into plenty more trouble and definitely could have gotten a cover of his own. Mmmm.

I guess I just feel like things wrapped up a little too nicely, too quickly. Everything was great and I loved this book, but there were a few different perspectives going on and it got a littttle wonky going from Fin to Griffin to Jack to Mila. Which is why Jack should have his own series (HINT HINT Harlequin.)

All in all if you've read the others plus the novellas then you really should read this book. Everything wraps up nicely - although it may be a little TOO nice for me...spin off series?

4 Triquetras for this lovely ending.



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