Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Memes: The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross. This is the fourth novel in the Steampunk Chronicles. Here is the description of this May 27 release:
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.
There was a most villainous killer on the loose. For weeks the nobility of Great Britain had been terrified&mdash:particularly the gentlemen.
Friday 56:
Mila sighed with the gusto of an elephant expelling water from its trunk. She stomped from the drawing room to the stairs.


  1. Sounds like a great series. Enjoy!

    My Friday post:

  2. An elephant expelling water !!! What a great quote. This is a series I have not seen before. More for my TBR and wish list. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

  3. I love the elephant expelling water comment! What a visual! I've seen this book around but have yet t pick it up. I think I'll definitely have to put it on my TBR.

  4. Love the description of the sigh! LOL I've had a few sighs like that myself!

  5. I still need to read the third book, but this cover is beautiful.
    My Friday 56

  6. I've been curious about this one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy. Here's mine: “INTO THE DARKEST CORNER”

  7. I love the beginning, 'particularly the gentlemen'! They can be terrified as well. And the F56 makes me absolutely love Mila! Sometimes you just have to sigh and show how incredibly done you are with everything! I should really read more steampunk and maybe this is the series to start with! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Memes
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  8. I'm adding books to my list as I hop from blog to blog.....*shrugs* it's never ending anyway.

  9. Subscribing/following from the Friday 56.

    Hell hath no fury like a part-automaton scored, eh? :O)

  10. Not usually my genre, but this sounds like a good one. My Friday 56 is here.

  11. This sounds like a terrific book! I love the description of her sigh--original writing and funny too.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: THE DOCTOR'S INDISCRETION.

  12. I really like the cover, but have the first book still wishlisted. Geez, I'm behind now.. lol

    Happy weekend!

  13. This has been on my TBR list (along with the others in the series...oops!). I love the cover and the stories all sound so fascinating. I've recently discovered steampunk and it's such a fun genre.

    Check out my Friday 56.


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