The Girl in the Steel Corset, by Kady Cross (Harlequin Teen, 2011)

Finlay Jayne is a young woman with a secret: a dark side which exhibits a violent streak and superhuman strength. On the run from a previous employer, she’s rescued by Duke Griffin King, who, like his friends, possesses unusual powers. Even as they try to understand Finlay’s true nature, the small group struggles with internal turmoil and external threats, locked into a game of wits with the insidious Mechanist. In this quirky, exciting vision of an alternate Victorian England, automatons and dirigibles mix with superpowers and teen drama. With its comic book elements, steampunk trappings and romance sensibilities, this playful adventure marks the start of a fun new series.

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