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Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
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Series: Steampunk Chronicles #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Buy It: Powell's

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "strange band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.
One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

Finley and her "strange band of mysfits" are back, and this time they're headed for America.

Their team is headed for the states to save Jasper, who has found himself in the hands of an old, dangerous friend. Jasper was one of my favorites because he was always the light hearted and comical friend. The deeper the story goes the more we find out about his troubled past. While digging into his past we find out about Mei. She was the girl he left behind and the person being used as leverage against him.

Coming to the USA is just another playing field for Finley. New faces, new enemies, and new territories. She’s the same strong headed girl but now with even more drive behind her from her new friends. In order to help find Jasper, Finley sacrafices herself by joining the very group that kidnapped him. Finley playing the bad guy could only make this more interesting.

There is so much tension between Grffin and Finley. It's quite amusing seeing these two pining for each other but neither willing to admit it. Jack Dandy isn’t mentioned as often, but he's always be in the back of Griffin's mind. There's a silent competition between Jack and him for Finley.

The story is fast paced and filled with the same entertainment and fun from the first novel. The action is even more intense and the mystery continues to runs after the pages end.

Overall: 4 out of 5


  1. I really liked the first one. Looking forward to read this one. Awesome review as always ;)

  2. I love when characters have that tension/banter! Those are always my favorite couples.


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