February 27, 2013

Review: Legacy of The Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey

Legacy of The Clockwork Key
by Kristin Bailey
Hardcover, 403 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2013
by Simon Pulse


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.

I really, really enjoyed this story. It completely blew me away. I was engrossed in the story and the characters from page one until the end. I cannot even describe how good this book is because all that comes to mind is THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!

From the beginning until the end I loved everything about Will and Meg; Meg especially. She was fearless and brave.

You know how in some stories the main character just throws herself into trouble and constantly does the opposite of what she is told putting others in trouble? And how annoying that can be? In Legacy of the Clockwork Key it didn’t come off that way. It literally climaxed with every chapter. I could easily picture the characters and every scene in my head. It was like watching puzzle be put together. There is so much mystery and suspense I was at the edge of my seat. I wasn’t sure who could be trusted and what would happen next.

This story was just GREAT in every way and I definitely want more. It’s unpredictable, fast paced with non-stop action and a romance that blooms into pure beauty. I love Will! I HIGHLY recommend this book. It’s also definitely a story parents can share with their teens.


  1. Glad to read a positive review of this-I gave it a try but was completely unengaged.

  2. Great review! I love the mystery setting in Victorian London; it's one of my favorite time periods.
    -Cali W.


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