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


In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling-or dangerous Finley Jayne and her “straynge band of mysfits” have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper from the clutches of a devious criminal 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 follows Jasper’s elusive trail. And they’re about to discover how far they’ll go for friendship.

More than ever, Finley must 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.

Now, to help those she’s come to care for so deeply, Finley must infiltrate the criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much.

My Thoughts

I again liked this book. I don’t think Kady Cross could disappoint me honestly. Jasper is a cowboy from America who is fast, inhuman fast. He’s kidnapped by his former gang and brought back to America. He learns that the woman he loves Mei is being held with a device around her neck that with one touch can choke her to death (which if you ask me, wouldn’t be a loss). Finley and her friends come to America to help Jasper. Finley joins the gang and she has to choose whether to let her dark side take over or whether to fight it and help her friends.

I tell you what I hated the most, Mei. And SPOILER, I’m glad she dies. Not glad that Griffin feels like it’s his fault but I’m glad she dies. She was a major Bitch. The way she treated Jasper pissed me off- what betrayal. She was a good bad woman in this book.

4 out of 5 stars!


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