In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the "thing" inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch...
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them.
The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the
wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities
and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an
American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the
mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she
can help-and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays
apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least
Finley knows whose side she's on, even if it seems no one believes her.
Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read,
whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be
released for another 10 months.