The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
What happens when someone you love becomes a weapon to use against you... In her other life, Kady Cross is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than twenty books. She is lucky enough to have a husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with... show more
What happens when someone you love becomes a weapon to use against you... In her other life, Kady Cross is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than twenty books. She is lucky enough to have a husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares her darkest secrets. When she's not listening to the characters in her head, she's either trying to formulate the perfect lip gloss or teaching herself to solder. She has a weakness for all things girlie, sugar skulls and boots. Her love of books and makeup borders on addiction-of which she never, ever wants to be cured.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. From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship. More than ever, Finley Jayne will rely on powerful English duke Griffin King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffin is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley...and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Sam, more machine than man, finds his moody heart tested by Irish lass Emily-whose own special abilities are no match for the darkness she discovers on the streets. Now, to help those she's come to care for so deeply, Finley Jayne
Publish date: May 22nd 2012
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Steampunk Chronicles (#2)
Guessed that twist, still an interesting read and I'm curious to know what happens next.
I didn’t really like this book compared to the first one. The plot felt really slow and dry, and I felt like all the action started two-thirds into this book. More importantly, where was Jack Dandy?Finley Jayne & Co. have now reached America in search of Jasper Renn—a friend of theirs from book one....
Despite the silly love triangles, which do get a little irradiating at times, I still really love this book series. Having read the third book of the series first, The Girl with the Iron Touch, I think I've just ignored the on-again-off-again flirtations between all the characters, because by the th...
This is one book that lived up to the potential of the first book! I really enjoyed reading it! There is now two mysteries to solve, only one of which is resolved in this book. All of our old characters are back for this installment, and new ones are added. Jasper really takes center stage here,...
I really enjoyed Finley's adventure in this book. I loved her "bad girl" image, because you just never know with her. I was also pleased in the small changes in Griffin and Sam. I really enjoyed the new characters, Wildcat and Kirby being the two with the most "friend" potential. Mei, Dalton, and Te...