Title: The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn
Author: Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #3.5
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Steampunk, Strong women
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
5th sentence, 74th page: “He surely would, but you wouldn’t deserve to hang for doing the world a favor.”
In this companion novella to The Girl with the Iron Touch, American cowboy Jasper Renn finds himself in a situation his lightning-fast skills cannot rescue him from…
After surviving a triumph-turned-tragedy in New York City, Jasper is determined to secure a happier future with his gifted band of friends. So when the group’s mechanical genius Emily is abducted, he’ll plunge into England’s darkest places to rescue her…
But his old flame Wildcat is turning London twon upside down to find her missing sister, and Jasper finds the attraction between himself and the fierce beauty as tempting and dangerous as ever. Their trail leads deep into the city’s most unusual circus. Soon, Jasper will find his loyalties – and future – tested more than he could ever imagine…
I kind of love the idea of an American cowboy in steampunk England. It gives the storyline a little more flavour, but mostly I think that the idea of Jasper just sounds kind of cute. He’s sweet, a bit of a charmer, and I can imagine his swagger as he waltzes around with a cowboy hat on. It helps that Cross’ vivid descriptions create a world where it is easy to imagine Renn running around the streets of London (literally).
When Cat makes another appearance in The Girl with the Iron Touch, I was admittedly excited. I love when my favourite characters find themselves a perfect significant other. And Cat seemed kind of perfect for Jasper, plus a fairly enthralling character that I want to discover more about. Having a novella that actually investigates this woman (and her relationship with Jasper) further, just completely made my day.
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