Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey
(Secret Order, The)

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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.

About Kristin Bailey

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Kristin Bailey grew up in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California. In the course of her adventures, she has worked as a zookeeper, a balloon artist, and a substitute teacher. Now, in addition to an author, she is a military wife and the mother of two children and several very spoiled pets. Find out more at KristinBailey.com.
Published March 5, 2013 by Simon Pulse. 418 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 7 Up—This steampunk mystery set in Victorian England follows Meg as she attempts to work out the puzzle of her parents' deaths and the complex web of secrets she discovers in the organization they left behind. Alongside some new friends and a budding romantic inte

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