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...
A deliberately short review as I don't want to spoil this book / series for others.
In short I loved it. I've been a fan of this series from the start and this instalment was no exception. I love the setting and the characters. This particular instalment was as action packed and exciting at the previous ones and it meant I read it quickly as I couldn't put it down. I really love Finley and griffin and spent most of book rooting for them.
As before the Britishisms and some of the language used annoyed me because they really aren't in keeping with the time period which didn't spoil the book as such but more irritated me from time to time.
All in all a fab series which I would recommend.