Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

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.
This is the second in the Steampunk Chronicle series by Kady Cross.   This series is some of the best steampunk that I have ever read.  It's got the clever machinery, some magic, great heroes, very evil villains - and a little romance!

Finley, the heroine, is more secure in herself than she was in the first novel, The Girl in the Steel Corset.  She seems less afraid to get out there and kick some evil-doer's butt, yet she is still learning how to work her "talent."  She is a character that is very easy to like and root for throughout the story. And of course, the book would be nothing without her gang, who are right there to help out... or make fun of her, whichever is more appropriate at the time.

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar is a fun romp through New York City at the turn of the 19th century.  If you like steampunk, you'll definitely want to read this, but start with the first book.  If you've never read any steampunk, start out with this series!

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 4 Bookworms. 

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