(Steampunk Chronicles #2)
by Kady Cross
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge 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. (Goodreads
Finley, Griffin and crew are en route to America in search of their dear friend, Jasper. But things in New York are not what they seem, and Jasper is now at the mercy of a former friend that could take from Jasper the one thing he loves most.
I have loved Finley since the very first book. She is an amazing, kick butt character, and those are my favorite kinds. Though she is put through all kinds of different situations that would hurt the average girl, she comes through like a charm. She definitely gets to show off all of her strength this time around.
Griffin is another character that I have loved since the beginning. (I have always pictured him as James McAvoy.) I don’t know what it is about him, but he’s definitely got me hooked. The romantic tension between Finley and Griffin is excruciating! I love that their relationship is ever so slowly building up over time. I’m really hoping there will be another book in this series, so that we can see the relationship progress even more.
Most of the secondary characters that we met in the first book were along for the ride again in this book. Sam, Emily and Jasper are all interesting characters, and each in their own way. There were quite a few bad guys in the book, and a few that were particularly evil.
The storyline for the book was very engrossing, and definitely kept me guessing. The book was very well paced as well; I was flying through the pages to see what would happen next. I really enjoyed the New York setting for the book, especially the descriptions of the people and clothing.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It’s a great series! I am curious to see if we are going to see more books in this series in the future, I would definitely love it if we did!