Monday, 13 May 2013

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

Title: The Girl in the Clockword Collar (Steampunk Chronicles # 2)
Author: Kady Cross
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 416
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Steampunk
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
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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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Overall, I enjoyed this second instalment in the series. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar picks up where book one left off, taking us from London to the States. The storyline is interesting and the pacing good. The characters from the earlier book continue to develop, their relationships evolving, and new characters are introduced. Of the new characters, I found Mei the weakest as her motivation never really came across fully for me, making it hard for me to believe in her. But that's a small gripe and the rest of the book was a very enjoyable and quick read.

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