Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

by Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #2
Release date: 22nd May, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 416 (e-book ARC thanks to NetGalley)

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Last time we saw them Finley & Co. had defeated The Machinist and during their celebration some guys arrived to take Jasper back to US so he could face justice and pay for his crimes. Apparently, he had killed a man.

And after they took him Griffin, duke of Greythorne, decided that his friend, whom he trusted, couldn't have killed anybody... at least not without a good reason. So the collective decision was to follow him to the US and help clear his name.

The only problem was that, when they arrived they realized that Jasper's captors weren't working for the police and that actually he was missing.

With the help of their powers, money and firm resolution they would look for him until the end... or perish trying.

But none of them understood that sometimes, in the name of love, any man is capable of everything.

Personal opinion:
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar was the perfect sequel for The Girl in the Steel Corset. Kady Cross doesn't disappoint at all with the plot, the old and new characters, the twists and the feelings that she creates with this book.

If I need to say out loud two things I didn't like too much was the fact that I missed Jack a lot... somehow I got to like this bad boy for the things he didn't say rather that the ones he did say.
And my second complain would be the fact there was a scene that made me cringe with uneasiness thanks to the details... but I have to blame my vivid imagination for that.

Things I liked: the interactions between characters never failed to entertain, they were funny, clever, fierce and real. So far I think my favorite character, besides Jack of course, is Emily because I always feel like hugging her.
And as always Kady's way of describing the clothes and the surroundings made my imagination fly with every page.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. For some reason the cover is calling my name. It's really neat looking. Great review!

  2. @Carole Rae: I honestly think both covers are really pretty^^ Rhis one is well made but I fell in love with the cover of The Girl in the Steel Corset :)
    I'm glad you liked my review, thanks!


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