Review: ‘The Girl in the Clockwork Collar’ by Kady Cross

Review: ‘The Girl in the Clockwork Collar’ by Kady CrossThe Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 22nd, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical, Love & Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought in-store
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling-or dangerous Finley Jayne and her "strange band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper from the clutches of a devious criminal 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 follows Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship.

More than ever, Finley must 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.

Now, to help those she's come to care for so deeply, Finley must infiltrate the criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much...

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Having no recollection of anything going on in this series since I read book two first I had high hopes for this novel. I’m glad it didn’t let me down. We find Finley who is this insane, smart and fierce fighter who can take anyone whether there are man or woman, down. Her love interest Griffin is by her side and constantly worrying about her. She has a vulnerable side to her when it comes to Griffin and the two share a love that is rather sweet. Then there’s Jasper who is trying to keep his love Mei Xing from being murdered by his ex-friend Dalton. Dalton being the villain in this story is after a device that Jasper has taken and dismantled all over the city. Jasper will find a way to get Mei back with the help of his friends before it’s too late.

I rather enjoyed this one. Whenever a character has super powers I always sit up and the notice. Maybe if I read the first one I would find out why they have these powers. The Aether monster freaked me out and I can’t help but wonder what it was. Seems powerful enough and I’m sure it’ll be in the next book.

Kady Cross writes with a strong knowledge of steam punk, and weaves her characters in a certain plot that will make sure to have readers turning the pages for more.


Word is Daulton likes rough girls.
Then he ought to love me.
You know, I could always have a photograph taken, then you can stare at that as long as you want.
It’s not the dress—it’s the girl.




1 Comment

  1. Cali W.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I really liked Girl in the Steel Corset. The steam punk books are really good.

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