Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. ( ratings by Goodreads); by Kady Cross; On Sale: May 01, . Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal girls don’t lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot . The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross.

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I also found it insulting, as a YA fiction reader, to read off that was so simplistic a jr. Ratings and Reviews 24 star ratings 24 reviews. It was an interesting contrast. Finley, she feels, is the perfect person to protect her daughter Phoebe from harm. Please allow up to ten working days for your parcel to arrive by standard delivery. I say the story is te because even though it was obvious the author did a lot of research on the time period, there were two things she failed at: You can get a pretty good idea about the real thing from them.

This is a short story which is a prequel introduction to a series. Jan 10, Alexandra rated it liked it Shelves: There are automatons, etc. She is quite literally, buggered, as our brothers and sisters in Britain say. I enjoyed her “spider-monkey” finleey.


If it was a novel, perhaps Cross could have taken more time to flesh out her characters, build a proper world and really draw the reader into the story. Overall book rating Rating.

She is intelligent,stubborn,brave,unique,and stands up for the weak.

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

Nov 10, Nicole D. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. We aim to ship your parcel within one working day of purchase, and it will usually be delivered within 10 days. It’s starts with her being fired for sticking up for a little boy, which right away tells me what kind of person she is.

When Lady Morton walks into her stepfather’s bookshop and offers her a job as a companion to her daughter Phoebe,Finley jumps at the chance. There weren’t quite as many threads connecting it to the main story as you might hope, aside from a few near-miss Well, well, well. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The aforementioned lack of depth didn’t help with that at all. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch. When she is fired for punching a governess for hitting a child,she isn’t sure how she is going to find another job without a reference.

Phoebe is such a remarkable young lady what is there not to like. You see, there are very few books I consider utterly perfect.

I’ve rated some books five stars, but I have complaints even if they’re small for most of them. I thought Finley was pretty self sufficient for a sixteen year old, but it was her mysteriously strong other half that made her unexplainably interesting. So she’s extremely surprised when Lady Morton shows up at her step-father’s business asking to hire her, at a very high salary, as a companion for her daughter Phoebe, a position she is much too lowly to be offered.


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She is strong, determined, honorable and loyal. Sep 27, Chiara rated it liked it Shelves: The title and the cover were attractive and its relatively short length encouraged me to read it. Really enjoyed this, Finley is a fun and very interesting character The book definitely lives up to the promise of this story. I’ve been riding the fence when it came to reading The Girl in the Steel Corsetmainly because I’m burned out Stramge was blown away by the character development in this short-story, especially considering it was free.

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