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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (The Steampunk Chronicles) (edition 2012)

by Kady Cross

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Title:The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (The Steampunk Chronicles)
Authors:Kady Cross
Info:Harlequin Teen (2012), Hardcover, 416 pages
Collections:Have in paper, Read, Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fiction, Fantasy, YA

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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

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The sequel starts up right where Steel Corset leaves off. Griffin, Sam, Finley and Emily are headed to New York to see what kind of trouble their friend, Jasper, is in.

Finley and Griffin spend the majority of this book trying to figure out their feelings toward each other. They also try to prove they don't need the other for help, even though in some cases they do. At times I wanted to yell "Kiss her already" to Griff. But he's too proper, or gentlemanly, to do such a thing. :/ The fact they are both stubborn makes for a lot of tension. It's funny seeing what actions they take to piss the other off.

I love how this book was action packed. Even the lulls between the fighting, or other events, have an important impact to the story that keeps you drawn to the pages. The third person writing keeps everything flowing. I like seeing the chain of events through the eyes of the other characters. You feel the emotions of all the characters instead of just one or two.

FInley finds herself face-to-face with a bad who is the opposite of Jack Dandy. She believes she knows how to deal with him, but has to wonder if she is in over her head. She's a force to be reckoned with. She makes it known that she will not back down, and that she can't be bullied.

My only complaint.... not enough Jack Dandy. I missed the suave criminal.

This action paced sequel will leave you pining for more in the world that Kady Cross has created. ( )
  BookishThings | Mar 23, 2016 |
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
  lkmuir | Nov 30, 2015 |
Another excellent read in this series. I would have given the book 5 stars, but I got a little annoyed at Griffin's constant trust issues and need to be "in charge" at all times. He's a leader, and he's young, but there were moments where I just wanted Emily to smack him (can't have Sam or Finley do it since they might break that pretty face). He has a real tendency to feel sorry for himself under a whole lot of different circumstances, and with the ending of this novel, I worry that we might not see that attitude change any time soon. Growing up cannot come too soon for this character. Finley has shown a HUGE amount of progress since the first book, Emily is blossoming (although she was always written as the one with her head on straight), and even Sam has made progress to being more than just the muscle (all brawn and no brains). I like the inclusion of Tesla, too, and I wonder what his inventions would have been like had technology been more steampunk at the time. Could have been really cool -- very nice touch. Off to read book 3! ( )
  ladypembroke | Nov 22, 2014 |
Finley Jayne's adventures continue in New York City. Can they save Jasper Renn?

At the end of the Girl in the Steel Corset, Jasper has been abducted and taken back to New York. Following on his heels, Griffin and the gang settle into the Waldorf-Astoria and try to find Jas. Finley quickly finds out that he's being held by a gangster-type, and decides to infiltrate the group. She doesn't realize just how dangerous this guy is, and that as charming as he is, he's no Jack Dandy.

Another fun adventure with Finley which includes an appearance by Nicola Tesla! The characters find out more about each other, and about themselves. Griffin's control over the Aether grows, along with his affections for Finley. I've been really tired of series books lately, but when I crave some adventure, I will definitely pick up the next book in this one. ( )
  eilonwyhan | Sep 19, 2014 |
The second in The Steampunk Chronicles, this book takes place in New York five days after the first book, 'The Girl in the Steel Corset,' left off. It follows teenagers Griffin, Sam, Finley, and Emily as they try to clear their friend Jasper of murder charges.

Jasper has been taken by Reno Dalton, his old gang boss. Dalton is threatening everyone Jasper loves in order to force Jasper to return a device Jasper stole from him. Jasper knows Dalton won't do anything good with the device, but feels he has no choice in the matter.

There are some interesting developments, character-wise as well as plot-wise, in this book; fans of Cross's 'The Girl in the Steel Corset' won't be disappointed. ( )
  Graham_and_Wolf | Jun 19, 2014 |
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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)

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