Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
(Steampunk Chronicles #2)
by Kady Cross

Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780373210534
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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
Last year I read and adored The Girl in the Steel Corset. So, of course, I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of The Girl in the Clockwork Collar! It definitely did not disappoint.

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!


  1. Wonderful review! I loved this book so much. It was amazing to see all of the characters grow! I read this quite a while ago so I hope I'm still good to write my review in June for the tour LOL.

  2. Great review Christy. I haven't started this series yet but I'd love to soon.

  3. It sounds like this was a great followup. I really need to get around to reading the first one.

  4. Glad to know you loved this one CHristy .. I didn't like The Girl in the Steel Corset that much and the only character I liked was Jack Dandy .. I don't think I'll read the second book in the series if he isn't in it .. Thanks for the great review :)

  5. I love when romance is slow building! I have this sitting on my reader, waiting for me to read it. I think I shall start it tonight!


  6. I really liked this book too. I like your idea of Griffin as James McAvoy; I think I was picturing someone else but I'm not sure who so he is a pleasant addition.

  7. Aww, after reading your review I can't wait to read THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR myself. While I didn't love the first book, I definitely enjoyed it enough to want to read the second book and now I want to ditch my reading schedule and pick it up. :D Thanks for sharing (and almost ruining my schedule). :D


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