Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar- Kady Cross
This series is so awesome; I don't know why more people haven't read it.
I mean, you have this ragtag group of people with special abilities, led by this duke who keeps them all in his employment as they go around fighting people, phenomena, and class standards.
And they live in a Steampunk Victorian England.
So Finley Jayne, the Jekyll and Hyde type girl who can beat the crap out of an automaton with her fists, along with all these friends of hers, head off to New York City in a steam-powered dirigible to find their cowboy friend Jasper.
And of course Finley is the one who gets mixed up in some gang, while Jasper is held prisoner by the gang, and Emily the Genius is staying at the hotel with Sam the half-mechanical man and the Duke of Greythorne.
While Finley runs around pretending to be a criminal, Griffin is being stalked by an irritating young American debutante, Emily is hanging out with Nikola Tesla, and Sam is being thick.
Overall, this book was a hell of a lot of fun and an excellent sequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset. It reminds me of Heroes, or Firefly, or Justice League of America, or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It's just cool. Go read it.