Review of The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross

The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4)  by Kady Cross


Review: I was so happy to finally get this book within my collection, that way I could finally read it and know what happens to all the characters. I just love endings to a series.

This book brought all the steampunk-ness that all of the other books have had and a final showdown with the evil villain. The best part of this book was Mila and Jack Dandy’s parts. Why you might ask, well they had the new interesting romance and Jack’s always been a bit of a mystery.

I do wish Kady Cross didn’t make the book feel so rushed, I think that a lot more could have been expanded on and a flare more of steampunk. Mostly in Mila’s parts when she runs away to the circus. Which only a very small part is shown of her life there ( or really the one night). So as I said much more could have been added to make the final book in the series go out with a bang!

3 out of 5 stars.

396 pages. Hardback.

Young Adult. Romance. Steampunk. Fantasy. Paranormal. Historical Fiction.

Published by Harlequin TEEN.

Summary: In 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.

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