Dangerous Beans

One-half of Deux Lectrices, writing about the things I read.

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar - Kady Cross

She whirled around in a move [...] Harpy went down hard.


Yes, ladies and gents, Finley did just knock down a "strapping" woman who was heavy or sturdy but there wasn’t an inch that wasn’t muscle. She wouldn’t go down easy, but when she did, she’d stay there in a single move.


This series makes Finley (and tbh, everyone else) extremely hard to root for because they don't ever face any actual hardships.  Everything is basically Cross coming in and going, "No, Finley's not getting hurt because she's my character."