The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

Book rating: 04 Hardback Harlequin Teen

By (author) Kady Cross

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  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • Format: Hardback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 185mm x 38mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 22 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Don Mills, Ont.
  • ISBN 10: 0373210531
  • ISBN 13: 9780373210534
  • Sales rank: 130,975

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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

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In her other life, Kady Cross is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 20 books. She lives with her husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares all her secrets. When not writing, sheu2019s either trying to create 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. Visit her at www.kadycross.com.

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By Chasity 18 Aug 2012 5

Ever since I began reading Kady Cross's work I know very well I will be entertained. The plot pulses with action, mystery, romance, and above all, there is fluidity.

I am pleased to see this awesome adventure continues in the US. Griffin, Finley, Emily and Sam take of to the Americas in search of their friend Jasper. Being the loyal bunch that they are, they trust in Jasper's innocence and work to save and clear his name. In the America's Jasper reunites with an old flame and friend, Mei, who is held hostage by Dalton. Dalton is a criminal at best and a creep every other day. The entire Griffin gang scouts the dangerous streets looking for any information that will lead them to Jasper. Finley and Sam joins an underground fighting ring just so that they could have an inside man.

As twists occur in the plot, true motives and feelings become known. For instance, Griffin and Finley still have the chemistry in which draws me and has me screaming..... "Kiss already!" Emily and Sam are an interesting read as well. But what is surprising is the re-visit of what Jasper and Mei had in the past. More so, what's most interesting is the betrayal that is soon discovered between the two.

I am thoroughly pleased with Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles. So far, the prequel, book one and this book has been well worth a read. Those who enjoy romance, mystery, action with a tough of humor are in for a treat with this series. Highly recommend this YA series!

By Alaiel Kreuz 13 Jun 2012 4

Last time we saw them Finley & Co. had defeated The Machinist and during their celebration some guys arrived to take Jasper back to US so he could face justice and pay for his crimes. Apparently, he had killed a man.

And after they took him Griffin, duke of Greythorne, decided that his friend, whom he trusted, couldn't have killed anybody... at least not without a good reason. So the collective decision was to follow him to the US and help clear his name.

The only problem was that, when they arrived they realized that Jasper's captors weren't working for the police and that actually he was missing.

With the help of their powers, money and firm resolution they would look for him until the end... or perish trying.

But none of them understood that sometimes, in the name of love, any man is capable of everything.

Personal opinion:
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar was the perfect sequel for The Girl in the Steel Corset. Kady Cross doesn't disappoint at all with the plot, the old and new characters, the twists and the feelings that she creates with this book.

If I need to say out loud two things I didn't like too much was the fact that I missed Jack a lot... somehow I got to like this bad boy for the things he didn't say rather that the ones he did say.
And my second complain would be the fact there was a scene that made me cringe with uneasiness thanks to the details... but I have to blame my vivid imagination for that.

Things I liked: the interactions between characters never failed to entertain, they were funny, clever, fierce and real. So far I think my favorite character, besides Jack of course, is Emily because I always feel like hugging her.
And as always Kady's way of describing the clothes and the surroundings made my imagination fly with every page.

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"Teens will enjoy the fast-paced action ." -- VOYA