Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne By, Kady Cross

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne, is a short story the gives the reader a background story to how Finley Jane becomes a bodyguard-detective.  Within the backdrop of a steampunk inspired world, the reader is introduced to Finley Jane, a strong willed, charismatic woman.  Recently fired from her position as a servant, due to her inability to control her temper Finley must find new employment.  Finley isn't like other women; this allows her to use her extraordinary abilities to become a steampunk superhero.  The world Cross has created is loveable and engrossing.  I would love to travel there and have tea or coffee, with her colorful characters.  References to classical gothic literature are sprinkled throughout this tale, creating a parallel universe where classic meets steam-powered modern inventions.  I look forward to reading other books written by Kady Cross, and recommend anyone who enjoys steampunk, to brew a kettle of tea, grab some biscuits and cucumber sandwiches and give this short story a go.