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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jaime's Review of The Girl in The Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Kady Cross
Hardcover; 416 pages
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 0373210531
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Really liked

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.

I’ll start by saying I loved The Girl in the Steel Corset  and I would have loved The Girl in the Clockwork Collar if Jack Dandy had been in it but, he wasn’t so instead of loving it I really liked it lol. Oh and one more thing this series really reminds me of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen a movie I loved! Finley Jayne is one of those characters that if I had to be a fictional character I’d choose to be her. Yeah she’s got issues with her two halves and not knowing exactly who she is yet but girl’s got balls, she speaks her mind, and she’s not afraid of kicking some ass or getting hers kicked if it means saving someone she cares about. I also really love Emily, Jasper, Griff (swoons), and even Sam who I didn’t like very much in book 1.

So for the book itself the crew goes to Ney York to help Jas and what I love is Kady did her research it was as close to the real thing as she could get it. Jas is trying to save the girl he loves (Mei) and guess what peeps I freaking hated her from the moment I laid eyes on her and so did Finley lol. I really liked meeting Nicola Tesla with all of his eccentricities and even though he was a bad guy I really liked Dalton (I don’t know what it is with me and bad guys lately) the story is fast paced and fun. I love all the references to historical people like the Astor’s, and the US Marshal’s, ooh and the Irish street gangs too!  This is a great series to read if you’re curious about steampunk because it has a paranormal aspect to it as well!

I chose a passage between Finley and Jas because I love his cowboy-isms and there was no Jack passages lol.

Jasper eased his hold on the sandbag and leaned his cheek against the side of it as he looked at her. “You all right?”

Finley shrugged. “Yeah. It was just scary seeing him like that.”

“He does come across as somewhat invulnerable, don’t he?” Jasper smiled. “The two of you are like a twister colliding with a mountain.”

There was no need to ask which one of the two she was, Finley thought with a smile.

“I bet His Grace doesn’t like you being around Dalton very much.”

She leaned against the bag, as well. “You mean because Dalton’s so pretty? Maybe. He’d never admit it, though.”

Jasper arched a brow. “I meant because you seem to have a liking for fellas of dubious character. You like being on the wrong side of the law.”

A frown pinched between her eyebrows. “I do not like fellows of ‘dubious character’. And I’m not certain I like being accused of enjoying a life of crime.”

He tilted his head. “Tell me you don’t enjoy it.”

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  1. I cannot wait to read it!! *_____*

  2. I recently finished this book . . . not too bad at all. Anyway great review!


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