Series: Steampunk Chronicles #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: May, 2012
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Finley and her group of talented friends are on the hunt of a lifetime. They've flown across the ocean to America to search out Jasper, a friend of Griffin, who was taken away in handcuffs under the suspicion of murder. None of them really think that Jasper has the capability of murdering anyone. So they set off to find out the truth.
But when they get to America things aren't quite what they seem. Turns out Jasper wasn't taken by the authorities but by a criminal! Reno Dalton is from San Francisco where he met up and worked with Jasper for a while before Jasper realized that Dalton was a seriously bad dude. In hopes of getting away from Dalton and keeping Dalton away from his family and loved ones, when Jasper left his gang he stole and dismantled this tool that Dalton coveted. He also hid the parts all over New York City in order for Dalton to never be able to find them.
When Finley and the crew get to New York, Finley immediately comes up with a plan to get in with Dalton. There are a bunch of underground fights that take place, so what does the girl who is crazy strong do? She joins the fights to win..to get Dalton to notice her and it definitely works. He immediately asks her to join the ranks. And she's able to get in to try to help Jasper get out. But it's not that easy because Dalton has something or rather someone to hold over Jasper, Mei. Mei is Jasper's love from San Fran and Dalton is using her to keep Jasper in line.
I really am loving all these characters. Griffin, Emily, Sam, Finley, and Jasper are the main group and they're all awesome. Emily and Sam kind of have a blossoming relationship and so do Griffin and Finley but those two are so stubborn. I love seeing Griffin and Finley become closer. Honestly, I love all the moments in this book that they all seem to get closer together and the characters become more in depth. I'm really loving these steampunk books, this is the second in this series and it's just as awesome of the first.