Tuesday, April 12, 2016

10 Books Every Steampunk Enthusiast Should Read

Ten Books Every Steampunk Enthusiast Should Read
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

So first, I really wanted to create a list about books set in space and/or that include aliens.  Because for some reason I LOVE teen fiction with aliens.  Funny aliens in particular, but I'll take them anyway I can get them since they're pretty rare.   I liked to have a full list, and I wasn't sure I could pull one together.  Then I thought maybe historical fiction or dystopias.  But those topics didn't feel right either. So I settled on steampunk, because you can't go wrong with feisty women in beautiful dresses who ride in flying airships and chase dastardly villains.

Here are ten steampunk titles I think you should check out:
(And then report back to me so we can talk about them.  It will be fun.  We can form our own steampunk society.  Cause that's not weird.  I'm not weird.  Do you think I'm weird?)

1) Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Of course she's on the list!  Love her!

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes, #1)
2) The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
There's fun family history (Stoker & Holmes) and an exciting mystery.

3) The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer
Alternate history with a floating city.  A FLOATING CITY.

The Affinity Bridge (Newbury and Hobbes, #1)
4) The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
A Sherlock Holmes feel with dirigibles, zombies, and deadly automatons.

The Unnaturalists (The Unnaturalists, #1)
5) The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Magic, a museum, and a girl on a mission.

6) The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Finley Jayne is a force to be reckoned with with tons of magic to boot.

7) The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
A steampunk Charlie's Angels.  Fun.

Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1)
8) Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Another FLOATING CITY very similar to Howl's Castle :)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
9) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
"A remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess."

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
10) Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Air pirates.

Happy reading!

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