Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey

Title: Legacy of the Clockwork Key
Author: Kristin Bailey
Series: The Secret Order #1
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN13: 9781442440289
Format: eBook, 416 pages
Genre: YA, steampunk, fantasy
Source: blog tour
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.

Kristin Bailey
Kristin Bailey grew up in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California. As a kid she enjoyed visiting the beach, camping and skiing with her two brothers. Now she is a military wife and mother of two young children. She is also terrible about spoiling her pets. She has one fluffy mutt, two cats who think they own the world, and a fish tank with a quartet of fat fish, and two secretive striped ninja-assassin snails. In the course of her adventures, she has worked as a zookeeper, balloon artist, and substitute teacher. Now she enjoys writing books for teens who enjoy mystery and adventure as much as she does.

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Legacy of the Clockwork Key, overall, was a very likable book. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much due to the cheesiness of its title and my immunity to the allure of cheese, but I loved its balance of Victorian England, adventure, and chemistry between the characters.

The setting created by Kristin Bailey was fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. It takes place obviously in the Victorian era, something that is made clear from the narration. It's just really wonderful how the characters and Meg's inner dialogue can sound perfectly like Englishmen from the Victorian age, and do it convincingly so.

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