Review: The Girl With The Iron Touch

Jul •  12 •  2013
Review: The Girl With The Iron TouchThe Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 28th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Historical/Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....

Steampunk fans rejoice. This series just keeps getting better and better.

Plot: I really loved how the plot is getting deeper with emotions and secrets. It moves well along with the characters giving them growth and depth. The plot also moves with political affairs and of course, the struggle for power. As the plot thickens, all the characters are tested, some quit hiding and others take chances.

Love: I’m happy to announce that there is finally some movement with Finely and Griffin. They have been doing the same tango for so long I wanted nothing more then for them to be together. YES! We have movement. It’s not exactly all there but it sure is something to look forward to.

Steampunk: There are many new machines and other new minor characters that come into play. I really loved watching this aspect of the story. Seeing them use what they have for good or at least to help one another makes them stronger together.

Jack: All I can say is, I want to learn more of this character. I have a feeling that there are things we the readers don’t know yet.

The Girl With The Iron Touch is a moving story with lots of action. Creating a great world full of many destinations, The Girl With The Iron Touch is awesome.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. I wanted more Emily, but was SO GLAD that there was more Jack Dandy! Just found a novella starring him and so need to get it. 🙂

  2. Candace
    Jul 12, 2013

    I want to know more about Jack too! And I’m curious about Jasper and what’s going on with him. I really want him to get his HEA. So glad you enjoyed this one too!

  3. Jenny
    Jul 13, 2013

    Yet another series I still need to read Savy! I do so love steampunk, so I definitely want to get to these books, and I really like that the romance seems to be coming together finally in this one. I of course love the dance leading up to the romance, but it’s so satisfying when that moment finally happens. Awesome review!

  4. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 14, 2013

    This is such a fun Steampunk series! I have this on my TBR. I really enjoyed the first two books.

  5. I haven’t read this series before but it sounds good!

  6. Ashley Bodette
    Jul 16, 2013

    I want to read this book so badly!!!! Either when I can come up with the cash, or my library finally buys it, I will read it! Great review, by the way. 🙂

    Ashley @ Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous