You really have to suspend your imagination for this one. Not just for the Victorian Steampunk world but also for the abilities of the characters. Just change the setting from Steampunk to Sci-Fi and our heroine could be an android.
I read a lot of Steampunk novels and this one is fresh and different. I found the characters a bit bland or I would have given it more stars. Not sure I would continue with the series but don't let me put you off as this book will appeal to a lot of people familiar with the Steampunk setting. Thankfully, the author assumes you have some knowledge of the genre and does not waste a lot of time on world building so for the experienced reader this will only add to the freshness of the book. The days are long gone when authors need to detail this genre over and over in their work.
Give it a go and it's quirkiness may just be your cup of tea.