(Steampunk Chronicles # 2)
By: Kady Cross
Pub. Date: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous. New York City
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from
Londonto 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. America
One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.
The book picks up right where the first one left off-with the gang heading to NYC to save their friend, Jasper. One of my favorite things about this book was the change in setting. Don't get me wrong, I loved
London, but is my hometown, and I am always excited when books are set there! While in New York New York, we get to meet a few new characters, including bad boy, and Jasper's love, Mei. Dalton
We didn't get to learn that much about Jasper in the first book, but I was always intrigued by him. After Clockwork Collar, I feel like I know him a lot more and I loved learning his backstory! I always had a special place for Jasper, but now I love him even more.
, Sam and Emily are also there, but I felt that there stories took a back seat to the Jasper and Mei plot. I would have loved to see more scenes of Sam and Emily. Griffin , who I absolutely adored in the first book, is a little bit more guarded and insecure in this one. He comes to terms with his feelings for Finley, but she keeps putting herself in these dangerous situations, causing Griffin to freak out, which was always cute and kind of funny. Griffin
Finley was still as kick-ass as she has always been but she is still dealing with the two different sides of her. I think she figures out a way to merge the two by the end. She really has a sense of who she is now and I love that!
Overall, a really awesome read! I can't wait to see what situations these characters can get into next!