Print Length 423 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published September 4, 2012
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?
Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.
When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.
When Honoria’s father dies, she is entrusted with the responsibility of caring for her sister, Lena and little brother, Charlie. She was attempting to avoid the Duke of Vickers when she moved them into the Whitechapel district. Yet, he wants her or what she has so badly he put a heavenly price on her head. No one in Whitechapel pays too much attention to the bluebloods though, so she felt relatively safe. That is until the Blade demands her presence in his home. Blade owns Whitechapel. His word is golden, his oath his bond. In the world she grew up in his name was akin to the boogeyman.
Honoria is a likeable character as her sense of family responsibility supersedes the need for self-preservation. This of course makes her endearing. She has a sense of honor and respectability that many are lacking who live in the Whitechapel district. She is proper and at times a bit snobby but she is aware of this character flaw and is trying to change. She takes her responsibilities serious, and she tough. Tougher than she even believes.
Blade is known as the “Devil of Whitechapel”. He is a blueblood- only he is one that his own kind hates. He doesn’t follow their rules. He is improper, rough and rustic. He pretty much rocks of total awesomeness. He has his own code of justice and morality that he lives by. He may have started off interested in Honoria for revenge but that changes swiftly.
Kiss of Steel was a book that was enjoyable to read. The world building was delightful. I am just not sure if I want to continue in the series. For me it was missing something, some flare to make me continue the series right now. Maybe later I will come back to it.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars.
Favorite Quote “An enemy’s what you make of it.”
Vickers- evil blueblood
Leo Barrons- blueblood
Lena- Honoria’s sister
Charlie- Honoria’s brother