YA F BIL Chime, Franny Billingsly


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Ya steampunk fictioN

In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that

haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a

young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.

YA F CLA Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Series), Cassandra Clare

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her

into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she

herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants

to learn to control her powers and find her brother. Followed by Clockwork Prince (YA F CLA).

YA F COL Airman, Eoin Colfer

In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king,

he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while

he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design,

build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.

YA F CRO The Girl in the Steel Corset, Kady Cross

In 1897 England, 16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she's a freak. No normal Victorian girl has a

darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch. Only Griffin

King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special . . . that she's one of "them."

YA F FIS Incarceron, Catherine Fisher

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of

Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Followed by Sapphique (YA F FIS).

YA F HAR Worldshaker, Richard Harland

Sixteen-year-old Col Porpentine is being groomed as the next Commander of Worldshaker, a

juggernaut where elite families live on the upper decks while the Filthies toil below, but when he

meets Riff, a Filthy girl on the run, he discovers how ignorant he is of his home and its residents.

YA F KIT The Iron Thorn, Caitlin Kittredge

In an alternate 1950s, mechanically gifted fifteen-year-old Aoife Grayson, whose family has a history

of going mad at sixteen, must leave the totalitarian city of Lovecraft and venture into the world of

magic to solve the mystery of her brother's disappearance and the mysteries surrounding her father

and the Land of Thorn.

YA F REE Fever Crumb, Philip Reeve

Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London,

England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered

world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

Followed by A Web of Air (YA F REE).

Ya steampunk graphic novelS

YA GN FRA Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Jason Cobley and Brigit Viney

Retelling, in graphic novel form, of the story of Dr. Frankenstein and the monster he gave life to.

YA GN GIR Girl Genius, Kaja Foglio

The adventures of Agatha Clay, girl genius and descendent of the Heterodyne line of mad scientists

in this gaslamp fantasy filled with adventure, romance & mad science.

YA GN HOU The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Martin Powell

A retelling in graphic novel format of Doyle's famous work about Sir Charles Baskerville's attack and

Sherlock Holmes's attempt to solve the case.

YA GN FUL Fullmetal Alchemist series, Arakawa Hiromu

When an alchemical ritual goes awry, causing Edward to lose limbs and his brother to become trapped in a suit of

armor, Edward begins a quest to recover the one thing that can restore them, the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

YA GN HAT Hatter M: the Looking Glass War, Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier

A spin-off series from The Looking Glass Wars series: After he loses Princess Alyss in the Pool of Tears, royal

bodyguard Hatter Madigan searches for her in nineteenth-century Budapest, where a baroness Dvonna might be

holding Alyss captive in an orphanage. Followed by Mad With Wonder and The Nature of Wonder (YA GN HAT).

Ya steampunk serieS

YA SER AIR Airborn (Airborn series), Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up

to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's

surface. Followed by Skybreaker and Starclimber (YA SER AIR).

YA SER FOU Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo series), D.M. Cornish

Having grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl's name, Rosamund sets out to report to his new

job as a lamplighter and has several adventures along the way as he meets people and monsters who are more

complicated that he previously thought. Includes glossaries and maps. Followed by Lamplighter and Factorum (YA


YA SER HIS The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials trilogy), Philip Pullman

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children

from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. Followed by The Subtle Knife and The

Amber Spyglass (YA SER HIS).

YA SER HUN The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments series), Arthur Slade

In Victorian London, fourteen-year-old Modo, a shape-changing hunchback, becomes a secret agent for the

Permanent Association, which strives to protect the world from the evil machinations of the Clockwork Guild.

Followed by The Dark Deeps and Empire of Ruins (YA SER HUN).

YA SER KEY Mister Mondy (The Keys to the Kingdom series), Garth Nix

Although Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die, he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, and

now some bizarre creatures--including Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of dog-faced

Fetchers--will stop at nothing to get the key. Followed by Grim Tuesday, Drowned Wednesday, Sir Thursday, Lady

Friday, Superior Saturday, and Lord Sunday (YA SER KEY).

YA SER LEV Leviathan (Leviathan trilogy), Scott Westerfield

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are

attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who,

disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Followed by

Behemoth and Goliath (YA SER LEV).

YA SER LOO The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars series), Frank Beddor

When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian

Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her

rightful throne. Followed by Seeing Redd and ArchEnemy (YA SER LOO). Also see spin-off graphic novel series

Hatter M (YA GN HAT).

YA SER SEC The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series), Michael Scott

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh,

suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas

Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for

alchemy and everlasting life. Followed by The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, and The Warlock (YA


Ya steampunk short storieS

YA SS STE Steampunk Prime, various authors

Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual

rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day

steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventures, but

this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and its

daring possibilities. Steam-powered automobiles, submarines, and robots are featured alongside

great airships and spaceships in these bold and creative stories of hope, triumph, and disaster.

Published December 2011

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