The Strange Case of Finley Jayne

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne 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 behavior has already cost her one job so when

  • Title: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne
  • Author: Kady Cross
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 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, she accepts, despite having no experience Lord Vincent is a man ofFinley 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 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, 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 monstrous than anything she could have imagined.

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    1. This little novella was slipped into the beginning of my copy of The Girl in the Steel Corset, and somehow I didn’t realize it until I got to the end. Shaddup, I haven’t had enough coffee this morning. If there was one word I could use to sum this up, it would be FUN. I enjoyed ever single moment of this. It was filled with the type of witty banter that some of my favorite historical romance authors excel at, the seamless world building reminded me of what I expect to find in urban fantasy, [...]

    2. “You're the very spawn of Satan and I'll not have you darken this door ever again.” And so we are introduced to Finley Jayne :) Really enjoyed this, Finley is a fun and very interesting character it'd easy to connect with and root for her. She's kickass and loyal, someone I would be glad to have on my side :).Her abilities aren't really explained here but left mysterious, Finley still getting the hang of things herself and doesn't understand why she is the way she is.Makes me wonder if it co [...]

    3. I was blown away by the character development in this short-story, especially considering it was free. I guess it's proof that every now and then a little gem does pop up on the freebie list. The story has some pretty crazy Frankensteinish elements to it, which may not appeal to everyone, but I thought it was fun. The plot was fast-paced, and Finley was a thoroughly interesting heroine.I've been riding the fence when it came to reading The Girl in the Steel Corset, mainly because I'm burned out [...]

    4. So I really enjoyed this. I might've even enjoyed it more than The Girl in the Steel Corset. Definitely an easyfrom me. Lady Morton and her daughter Phoebe are quite lovable characters, and you love them all the more for accepting Finley as she is, not fearing her or wanting to reject her. I really hope to see them again later in the series. Dear sweet people. And how can you not love Finley? She's as badass as they come, and is protective of Phoebe and her mother. Busting up automotons, knockin [...]

    5. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a quick, fun prequel to a book I haven't yet read, The Girl in the Steel Corset. It works reasonably well on its own, without having to infodump. If you're used to steampunky worlds, it isn't that different, at least at first glance.It's not very subtle or very deep, but then, it is a short story/novella (not sure how many words it has and which exactly it qualifies as). Basically, it introduces the character of Finley Jayne, who is rapidly realising that she' [...]

    6. Well, well, well. This short story, which is billed as a prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset, is probably technically better than the actual book, if only because it feels more complete and is much tauter and better plotted. The mechanical wizardry is still a little nuts, but somehow it's in a more enjoyable way here--it's almost what you'd expect from a film that's been MST3K'd. There weren't quite as many threads connecting it to the main story as you might hope, aside from a few near-miss [...]

    7. 2.5 out of 5 starsI don't normally read novellas. I don't think I've read more than five of them, but I decided to try this one because it was said it is better than the series. And it was true.This less than a hundred pages novella was much more fun than the series. In first place, Finley is better developed in less than a hundred pages. In the series, she's boring, while in this book, she's more kick-ass, which is what I wanted from the series.In second place, this is much more fast-paced. Yes [...]

    8. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is the prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset. I picked up this short novella as a free download from Kobo books. The title and the cover were attractive and its relatively short length encouraged me to read it. I'll admit that while I liked the story, I just wasn't wowed.It seems to me that a lot of authors are jumping on the steampunk bandwagon. I enjoy the genre; I love the contraptions and gadgets. This story had all sorts of cool gadgets, from simple flush [...]

    9. I love prequels! You can get a pretty good idea about the real thing from them. And I think I'm going to love these series.Finley Jayne is not normal. She can see and hear better than anyone and is stronger than any guy is knows. Finley has a new job as a "freind" of a girl her age, Phoebe, who just got engaged. Phoebe's mother is worried about the man her daughter is to marry and hires Finley to find out his secrets, which are darker than she could ever imagine.This the first Steampunk book I'v [...]

    10. Finley Jayne has always been different. When she is fired for punching a governess for hitting a child,she isn't sure how she is going to find another job without a reference. When Lady Morton walks into her stepfather's bookshop and offers her a job as a companion to her daughter Phoebe,Finley jumps at the chance.I love Finley. She is a such a great heroine.She is intelligent,stubborn,brave,unique,and stands up for the weak. This is one if not the best prequel novella I have ever read. This nov [...]

    11. Three words that have stuck in my head since reading this short story/ novella: lackluster, disappointing, and uncertain.I haven't read Kady Cross before, but I bought "The Girl in the Steel Corset" and thought, since this little prequel was free on Kindle, that I'd pick it up and read it as well. The three words I used previous to describe it, highlight each of the three issues I found with this story.First of all, steampunk is one of the most exciting genres to catch on in YA fiction thus far. [...]

    12. An action-packed, short-story prequel to the YA steampunk novel, The Girl in the Steel CorsetAs an appetizer for The Girl in the Steel Corset, this short story works really well. It gives a tantalizing glimpse into the life of sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne before the events of The Steampunk Chronicles series. 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 [...]

    13. This short story was actually at the beginning of the ebook The Girl in the Steel Corset, and I have to say I like Finley more in this story than in the actual book. I really liked the book, but the girl in the short story is more daring and in control. I was a little sad to finish this and then move to the book where she's less feisty.After being fired from her position as a maid for hitting the governess after she made one of the small children cry Finley is worried that she won't be able to f [...]

    14. This prequel introduces the main character of The Girl In the Steel Corset, Finley Jane. It's starts with her being fired for sticking up for a little boy, which right away tells me what kind of person she is. This is the second time she's been fired in a short time. She thinks something must be wrong with her and that she's evil because of her sometimes dark thoughts, super strength and hearing.She goes home to her mother and stepfather, Silas even though she'd rather not be a burden to them. B [...]

    15. This novella was included as part of the ebook The Girl in the Steel Corset. It is a prequel told in first person, where Finley Jayne is employed as a companion for a wealthy young lady engaged to be married to a devious man with a dangerous plan - the lady's mother has heard of Finley's unusual strength and her penchant to fight for what is right, and as the mother hopes, Finley is suspicious of the fiance and takes it upon herself to discover his real plan.The novella was a such a great introd [...]

    16. Miss Finley has lost her job all due to her defending an helpless child, so home to mom it is. But that is not all, she has another problem and she fears that it will be the fall of her. She has no one to turn to. She needs another job but as odd as it seems that was not hard as the job offer came looking for her!She was offered a position to be a companion to Miss Phoebe but she can not believe her ears, how can this be? She accepts the offer and her whole life is changed! Phoebe is such a rema [...]

    17. Wow! I never thought it would be this good!The strange case of Finley Jayne is her supernatural strengths. She may not be able to control her temper sometimes but she (so far) uses this in a good way especially when protecting the people she serves or her loved ones. And in this new job, she protects her new companion, Lady Phoebe from the mad scientist/mechanic Lord Vincent and him marrying her.The setting is in London which is a perfect lovely setting for this historical yet robotic era of aut [...]

    18. This was a quick read. As such, the author didn't take very much time giving much plausible reasoning/justification for a lot of what happened. It just happened that way and those people did those things, deal with it.There is enough background/introduction to make it alright as a stand-alone story; I didn't feel like I was missing anything substatial, but it was obvious that it was part of a series and Finley Jayne was more developed elsewhere. At least I hope it's part of a series, or else I m [...]

    19. I first read this prequel novella for the Steampunk Chronicles five years ago, didn't particularly care for it at the time and thus never followed up on reading the rest of the series. Having since developed a lot more interest and liking for the genre and been sorely tempted by seeing the whole trilogy beckoning me from my local library's shelves lately, I figured I might as well give it another try - and this time around, the experience was much different. The story hooked me from the first pa [...]

    20. Having read the three full stories in this series I found The Strange Case of Finley Jayne a bit of character regurgita. However, it has been a while since I read them so I also found it interesting. A short, rather poorly edited, preclude on the life of Finley Jayne a kick butt girl who can take out a grown man without breaking a sweat. It's cute, in an overly sweet cupcake sort of way, but fun to play around before the story a bit.

    21. This is a short story which is a prequel introduction to a series. I found it enjoyable. Finley was an interesting and pretty likeable character, but I found the plot a bit silly. As far as "Steampunk", I'm not sure I would quite classify it as such. There are automatons, etc. But the Victorian atmosphere was very thin. I may read the next (officially first) book in this series, but was not inspired to want to do so right away.

    22. I love and hate prequels! I love them because they whet the appetite for a new series, I hate them because they are a big tease! to be cont

    23. 3.5 stars. Funny and simple read with a badass main character. I quite liked it and I will start the girl in the steel corset soon!

    24. I've seen this series floating around in the Internet as well as the love I already have for Kady Cross under her other names. I can not wait to continue if a novella is this great I can't wait to see what The Girl in the Steel Corset holds.

    25. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is a prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset series set in the Victorian era and is clearly a steampunk novel. I do believe this book can be read on its own merits, and not wait until the next book is available if you are so inclined.This story introduces us to Finley Jayne who is fired after she punches a Miss Clarke who slapped a young boy named Fenton. She is now unemployed in a city where it is hard for a girl to find work without proper introductions. She is [...]

    26. I haven't read that many steampunk books but I have read a few, and this is definately my favourite one of the (rather small) pile. Steampunk isn't a widely known genre, so to help along here is the , oh great holder of all knowledge's, definition:"eampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronis [...]

    27. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is the delightful, engaging and slightly creepy prequel novella to The Girl in the Steel Corset. This short story, which reads like a standalone tale, introduces readers to Finley Jayne, the main character in the full-length novel.In this story, which takes place just before the full-length novel begins, readers follow along with Finley as she takes a job as the companion to Phoebe, who is engaged to the much older, wealthy and slightly eccentric inventor, Lord V [...]

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