Thursday, September 17, 2015
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar Review
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling or dangerous Finley Jayne and her 'strange band of misfits' 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 follow Jasper's elusive trail. And they're about to discover how far they'll go for friendship.
More then 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...
This book kind of lived up with the first one, which I do have a review up for. Anyways, this novel went more in depth about the characters we didn't really know and with the relationships. Both friendships and relationships.
Finley, we got to see deeper into Finley's personality and in her mind. She had a lot of conflicting emotions and really starts to get a hold of who she is and who she wants to be. Since at the end of book one she no longer has the divide in her personalities. At the beginning she was leaning more towards the darker side but I think she is going to chill in the middle-not a good girl, but not a bad one either. We also saw how much she has started to feel as though Griff and the gang as a family and what she will do to help them.
On the other hand, we are seeing that Griffin is not even close to perfect as it seemed in the first book. He goes through a lot of shit in this novel, including a near death experience. Griffin finds out that he has a spirit that is hunting him, and it is starting to get really bad. I do think that it is going to get worse for him though.
Mei's and Jasper's relationship was really confused me. Like, the were in love then they were on opposites sides of a war. If Mei still had feelings for Jasper, she wouldn't have done the things she did. That was what unsettled me, if she still had feelings for him she wouldn't have lied and had him used like that.
On the other, other hand, Sam's and Emily's relationship was very developed. They were very close and not very afraid to let people see that. Also we get to see that Sam was grateful for what Emily did for him, before the first book.
I was very happy that Jasper cleared up what he had to do to survive, while you know, not ending up dead. Also, the criminal, (I don't remember his name) Was such an ass!
4.5 out of 5 stars