Jun 3, 2012

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

In the second book of the Steampunk Chronicles Griffin, Finley, Emily and Sam travel to New York to save Jasper from prison. But soon they find out that Jasper isn't really at prison but has been held captive by an old 'friend' of his, Dalton. Dalton wants back all the pieces to a device Jasper was suppose to deliver to him a year ago and in order to do that he keeping Mei, Jasper's old love, with a clockwork collar around her neck. One mistep from Jasper and Mei may be dead.

I loved this book. It was as good as the first if not better. The streets of New York came to life in front of my eyes, from the funcy balls to the gang alleys. Also I loved the fact that Tesla was in the book along with references to Edison, it makes the world Cross created even more realistic.

Once again the characters wer one of my favorite things. I loved how the romance between Finley and Griffin is slowly and steadily evolving. It's worth reading all the fights just for the moments that they fall a lit more in love with each other. In this book we see a lot from Jasper and I think it is great to know his story too.

But yet again I am not the biggest fan of the villain. He was better than the Machinist but still I feel like he was missing something. Also I had everything figure out again from an early chapter, just like the first book, I would love it if Cross didn't give away that many clues as to what will happen so that I can be surprised for once.

All in all, I love this book and the whole series. I am in love with the world Kady Cross has created and can't wait for my next visit there.

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  1. Great review! The book's still in my TBR pile and I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.. I think I might pick it up soon. =)

    -Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. great review and true this book is a bit better than the first one

    do check out my review of the book here

    Le' Grande Codex

  3. Well, I tweeted. Hope the book gets everyone's full attention. :-)

  4. thanks for the review. I've seen this book around; just finished Clockwork Prince. great steampunk from a YA angle.

  5. Great review. Glad you enjoyed this one so much.

  6. Isn't this series suprisingly good and fun? I love the smoldering romance, the tough females, the steampunk! I wish Jack Dandy was in this one, though!

  7. I wanna read this series so bad!