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Review: The girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

The girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
Published by Harlequin

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.


I wanted to start this book the minute I finished the last one but deliberately held off to savour the experience as I really loved the world set up and the characters involved.

This book picks up where the first left off as Griffin, Finley and co head off to American in attempt to save their friend who has been falsely accused of a crime. Throughout the book you start to get more of the backstory as to why he's been accused and get more into the relationship between Griffin and Finley which I loved. I am absolutely team Griffin all the way as he is completely gorgeous. I loved that the story was really engaging and pacey throughout with lots going on to keep me entertained and twists to keep me guessing.

My only criticism of this book is you can tell that the author is an American writing a British character. This is because the language used is so American in places. For example the main British character uses the term Tardy in a sentence. Find me a Brit who would use that now let alone in Victorian times and I'd be impressed. It really niggles me that the author hasn't considered thing like that over the entire series so far.

So overall I'm hoping there is another book in the series because I need more Finley and Griffin! 


I'm totally Team Griffin too! Don't understand why people like that other guy. This book left me super excited for the third!