Author: Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #.5
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 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 more monstrous than anything she could have imagined...
When Finlay Jane gets fired from her last job due to protecting a child she winds up home with her parents which lasts a very short time as she is offered the job of protecting Phoebe who is engaged to Lord Vincent. She accepts the job unsure of what it entails and finding the family pleasant the situation odd at best but then again Finlay Jane isn't your normal girl. She has super strength and can do things that surprised me. What an incredible introduction to the Steampunk Chronicles. I really enjoyed this and think Kady Cross does a great job with this story.