Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: The Girl With The Windup Heart by Kady Cross

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.

My Thoughts:

This was a fantastic ending to this series!  The characters were still engaging and awesome.  I loved getting to know more about Jack Dandy.  I'd really love to see Jasper get his own spin-off too.  As the Machinist seemed to have limitless power to hold Griffin prisoner in Aether Finley, Sam & Emily fight to get him back.  While this book was a bit of two stories that ended up merging in the end, it was weaved to perfection.  Although almost every member of the mis-fit gang used their talents to bring an end to The Machinist's reign of terror, it was Griffin who would have to face his own fears to realize that goal.  I'm sad that the series has come to end but I'm hopeful that doesn't mean an end to this amazing world Kady Cross has created.  I LOVE IT!  I want to see it in the movies one day. If you're looking for something original and captivating to read search no further.  

Recommended for 15 & up.  

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