Last year, the Figment office got an advance copy of Kady’s debut novel, The Girl in the Steel Corset. All of a sudden, we were kinda into this genre that had eluded us before. In Kady’s books, there’s way more than just machinery at work—Steel Corset tells the story of Finley Jayne, a girl who’s a little more than human, and how she stumbles on a band of misfits and disrupts the nefarious plot of a villain who manipulates cyborgs to commit crime. She’s also battling her near-irresistible violent urges . . . and giving in starts to seem much more tempting when she’s being courted by the dashing street lord, Jack.
We could hardly wait for Steel Corset‘s sequel, The Girl in the Clockwork Collar. And though we loved Kady’s prequel novella, The Strange Case of Finley Jayne, it just whet our appetite for more Steampunk-y fun. Which is why we’re so excited to be able to share an excerpt from the just-released The Girl in the Clockwork Collar and an excerpt of The Girl in the Steel Corset with you on Figment. The most amazing part? These aren’t just any run-of-the-mill excerpts: these have been hand-picked by Kady’s editor, so you’re guaranteed to be getting a great taste of both novels.