Legacy of the Clockwork Key

Legacy of the Clockwork Key

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A teen girl unravels the mysteries of a secret society and their most dangerous invention in this adventure-swept romance set in Victorian London.

When a fire consumes Meg's home, killing her parents and destroying both her fortune and her future, all she has left is the tarnished pocket watch she rescued from the ashes. But this is no ordinary timepiece. The clock turns out to be a mechanical key--a key that only Meg can use--that unlocks a series of deadly secrets and intricate clues that Meg is compelled to follow.

Meg has uncovered evidence of an elite secret society and a dangerous invention that some will stop at nothing to protect--and that Meg alone can destroy. Together with the handsome stable hand she barely knows but hopes she can trust, Meg is swept into a hidden world of deception, betrayal, and revenge. The clockwork key has unlocked her destiny in this captivating start to a trilogy.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, c2013
ISBN: 9781442440265
Branch Call Number: YA BAI
Characteristics: 403 p. ;,22 cm

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ABenoit
Jan 02, 2014

I liked it. Pacing was nice and it was a good love story.

snicholson76 Apr 26, 2013

If you're looking for a true steampunk teen novel, this might not be the best choice. The only things steampunky in this book are elaborate inventions by a secret group of people calling themselves "Amusementists." Beyond that, the story is set in Victorian England; and it's about a 16-year-old servant girl who holds the key (literally) to unlocking secrets about an invention that could change the course of the world forever. Since the inventor has dastardly motives, no one wants him to be able to use his machine. The story has mystery, romance, and apparently, more parts to come. Unfortunately, it was forgettable. If you want to read something much better, I highly recommend "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare. You won't be disappointed!

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kyleswinney
Feb 24, 2014

kyleswinney thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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