The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Copyright 2012, Harlequin Teen
Publish Date: 5/22/2012
Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for approving me to read this!!
Fans of Steampunk, YA, Action and Reading - Gather 'Round!! The sequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset is full of all you can ask for! Everyone knows Finley is a do-it-herself kind of gal with the muscle to back it up, but when she continues to step out on her own, the ever loyal Griffin gives her an ultimatum - join the team or go truly on her own. Trust has always been an issue for Finley, which we learned in Steel Corset, but now so much more than the gang of steam punk bad arses is at stake. Jasper Renn is being held for murder, in America, and not only does the gang need to find him but they need to figure out his true role in the crime and if possible - help him escape.
While locked away under his old gang leaders hand, Jasper is brought face to face with his former love, Mei, a girl he left behind to keep safe. Only she isn't safe - the clockwork collar around her neck has made sure of that and even touching it will cause its further restriction.
The action of Clockwork Collar is right where it needs to be; fast paced and meaningful. Every punch has a meaning, every use of the "beasties" we've come to know and love is for a reason and Kady Cross leaves no emotion or feeling left unstirred. As much as I loved Steel Corset, I felt like I became even closer to the characters when brought back to them in Clockwork Collar. Though it feels as though I've waited forever to catch a glimpse, I fell back into the world and the love in the first page. Cross is able to write readers into a world that is so vivid you forget you're reading and are allowed to "watch" the story as you fly through it.
Even if you've never read or aren't necessarily interested in the Steam Punk Genre, I would highly encourage you to give this series a shot!