The Clockwork Ghost York #2 MOBI ☆ The Clockwork

The Clockwork Ghost York #2 It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins Tess and Theo along with their friend Jaime Cruz followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs’ cipher further anyone had in its century and a half history—and destroyed their beloved home in the process But the Old York Cipher still isn’t solved The demolition of 354 W 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world and if Tess Theo and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant enigmatic architects they will need to press onBut doing so could prove even dangerous than they know It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it It is also clear that Tess Theo and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them they will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable—and whether the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay One has to admire a children's book that begins with a uote from Baudelaire about Paris What strange phenomena we find in a great city all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open Life swarms with innocent monsters Fans of Ruby's previous book in the York series will know it is a perfect fit for the world of steampunk mystery and alternate history she created so skillfully in the The Shadow Cipher the first book of the series How good it is to see Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jamie Cruz and Nine the chimera cat again They are recovering from the loss of their beloved home 354 W 73rd Street still intent on solving the riddle of the Morningstarr Twins' Cipher in the hopes of defeating the vile developer Darnell Slant's plans to remake New York and possibly run for electoral office What could be worse The book leaps into that continuing adventure with the kids riding a metal carriage underground of NYC on their way to face down mad scientists evil fembots and even their own family members' desire to protect them No matter what they discover by solving the Cipher they are determined to thwart Slant who may be almost the most loathsome real estate developer New York has ever faced some rich man who doesn't care about anyone's history or future but his own Ruby delivers another puzzle box of a book but most of all it is a love letter to a New York that is changing too fast where the past can be wiped out not just by a construction crane but by callousness racism and wilful ignorance Theo Tess and Jaime must discover the answer to make them all feel real again whole again impervious to everything and everyone the people who meant to do ill and the ones who meant to do well because sometimes the result was the same This is a good old fashioned yarn where baddies are baddies monsters which take all shapes and heroes do their best to ride to the rescue of an entire city There are some real dangers that face them including animal experimentation mass environmental damage and sinister adults straight out of SPECTRE who will do anything to stop them from solving the puzzle There are villains who believe in order to fix things you had to break them Fortunately there is a diverse cast of heroes ranged against them including women senior citizens and of course brave children There are many nods to great scientists of the past most notable Ada Lovelace and Thomas Jennings as well as the fantastic influence of the Morningstarrs whose mystery continues to grow Ruby is also masterful at portraying real relationships not just between her child protagonists but also between them and other adults who may want to help but also have their own agenda Hers is the rare world where adults and children must negotiate and cooperate in order to solve not just the mystery but the secrets of just plain getting along In the spirit of other great children's books such as The Westing Game From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Chasing Vermeer and When You Reach Me The Clockwork Ghost is both a worthy successor a ringing harbinger of the concluding book and a terrific book in its own right How else could you feel about a book that announces the children must go where all the best mysteries are The New York Public Library Bring on the next book with bells on I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review a while back but since it is the seuel to another book I wanted to find and read #1 first Now that I have finished both I can definitely say that I will be reading the 3rd and final book that concludes the York Cipher trilogy What a great read I was a little worried because the title was listed under YA releases and I tend to prefer “adult” books However even though this was considered young adult there was enough poise action imagery and suspense for it to be an awesome read for just about anybody I can’t wait for book #3 to come out Anyone know a release date yet I’m assuming it will be a year or so considering the #2 book I just finished was an ARC But one can hope rightI have learned so much from reviewing these giveaway books Not only have I branched out and read things that I otherwise wouldn’t look at twice but I have also found new genres that I find I actually truly enjoy It has been fun too I am starting to notice how much I have really learned even in just my day to day conversations Sometimes I find myself using words I didn’t know before reading them and having to look them up Sometimes I find myself throwing out facts in a conversation and having people ask me how I knew them only to tell them “it was in a book I just read” Sorry for getting off topic I’m just loving this Gotta express it somewhere THIS WAS SO GOOD Please tell me there's another book The Clockwork Ghost was again so freaking good I don't know what it is about this series but it's a lot of fun to listen to Maybe next time around whenever I'm in the mood for a re read I will try out the physical or ebook version Just like in the first book the gang is still solving the cipher which honestly had me completely sucked in I'm a terrible detective and an okay ish problem solver so I was glad that I wasn't in this book because it would've been a complete shit show Now the whole solving per say didn't really go that uickly which in a way I liked I felt like things weren't getting rushed and it gave my brain time to piece things together Then there's getting random pov's like candy I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHY THAT WAS IMPORTANT BUT I'M SURE IT WILL KICK ME IN THE ASS LATER Other than that it made me laugh and smile Definitely can't wait for the next book to come out because I just want the next adventure I have no idea what's going on AND I LOVE IT New characters I ADORE that we get Karl's perspective Ono was so charming and I love him and he needs to be protected at all costs The blond ladies are great villains not as delightfully creepy as Stoop and Pinscher but I find the implications of their existence interesting Can't wait to see of Dr Newt New story developments view spoilerTime travel Multiverse WHAT IS HAPPENING hide spoiler

  • ebook
  • 480 pages
  • The Clockwork Ghost York #2
  • Laura Ruby
  • 02 July 2016
  • 9780062306982

About the Author: Laura Ruby

Raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey Laura Ruby now lives in Chicago with her family Her short fiction for adults has appeared in various literary magazines including Other Voices The Florida Review Syca Review and Nimrod A collection of these stories I'M NOT JULIA ROBERTS was published by Warner Books in January 2007 Called hilarious and heart wrenching by People and a knowi

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