The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
Release Date: May 22, 2012
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Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Titles in the Series: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Challenge: Sophomore Reading Challenge
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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar begins just as it left of with The Girl in the Steel Corset. The team of Finley, Griffin, Sam & Emily are on their way to America. (For reasons I will not disclose in this review as to not be spoilery!) The group finds themselves up against another evil foe! One that won’t be easily stopped.
The girl in the clockwork collar is a new character to the series and due to her presence we get to learn a little bit more about the cowboy Jasper, that we met in The Girl in the Steel Corset. I loved Jasper before, but I think I may love him even more now!
If you were a fan of book one, you will NOT be disappointed. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar is even more of a wicked ride than The Girl in the Steel Corset. If that’s even possible! Can I just say that the tension between Finley and Griffin was killer! Would those two just kiss and profess their undying love for each other already!?!
Okay, so things that I liked. Besides more Jasper, which is always a good thing.
1) I absolutely loved the New York City setting in this one! And even though it’s steampunk, from Kady’s author notes a lot of the places in the novel were factual, which is always cool.
2.) And we also get to meet a particularly interesting inventor from that era as well. And though his creations in The Girl in the Clockwork Collar may not have been his ideas, he was very much a real person.
3.) Griffin. He so stepped it up in the novel.
There were a few things that I missed from the first book. Like, what happened to Emily and Sam!!?! I feel like I hardly got to see them in this book. I get that they aren’t where the action is happening. But I so missed Sam being the big burly teddy bear and Emily showing everyone that there really is a heart in there. (And not just because she’s the one that put it there. No really she physically put his heart in there!)
And more importantly… where the heck was Dandy? I mean he sends some flowers and that was it!? I missed him!
Such an exciting addition to the series. I can’t wait to see what happens to these four next!