The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross.
The Steampunk Chronicles book one.
Summery: Finley Jayne is a split personality. Her darker side, incredibly strong and quick to anger and "helped" her lose her job. After she almost killed the employer's son. Long story. Then she is nearly run over by a rich boy. He takes her to his home and she learns that he is Griffin King a rich duke...and he's after the Machinist, the mastermind behind several robberies committed by automatons. Griffin knows it Finley can combine her personalities she will be able to help him and his group take down the Machinist. And be a valuable asset. But her past holds several secrets, intertwined with his own past. And there is more than a little spark between them.
Romance: Two-three kisses, liking someone, admiring someone, thinking/talking about someone, flirting, jealousy.
Violence:Shooting, injuries (severe and non-severe), death, murder (past), chasing a villain, destroying automatons/robots, battles/fights, sparring too, yelling/arguments, threats.
Other: Using aether to talk to his parents and other dead (seances type, mentioned others using it for such), drinking (brief one or two scenes), bringing automatons to life.
My Thoughts: I am really excited how more and more steampunk books are popping up! And this one was a really great one. One of my favorites! This series and The Iron Codex series are my favorites from steampunk so far. This one did have a bit of language (and violence, for some, but it didn't really bother me) but was otherwise pretty clean. I loved the setting and the characters and the plot was just great!It certainly kept me up late reading! I would recommend this book to teens plus, I think some guys would enjoy it...but it's mostly a girl book.