I didn’t really like this book compared to the first one. The plot felt really slow and dry, and I felt like all the action started two-thirds into this book.
More importantly, where was Jack Dandy?
Finley Jayne & Co. have now reached America in search of Jasper Renn—a friend of theirs from book one. While The Girl in the Clockwork Collar had an exciting premise and setting (the gangs of New York!), it was just a lot of planning with an addition of new characters that I knew weren’t going to be in the next book anyway.
I predicted the major plot twist, to be honest. So I wasn’t surprised.
As usual, Finley kicks ass (and I’m kind of disappointed in Griffin for doubting her!) and the rest of the characters were fun. I liked Sam in this book a lot more, though.
Personally, I think I just need to take a small break from this series before I read The Girl with the Iron Touch, but if it revolves around Emily, then I’ll definitely enjoy it more.