Tag Archives: steampunk

Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

I’m sure I first heard about this book through Stephanie Burgis’s Livejournal page – and I’m glad I did, because steampunk on Mars is right up my alley.  This book made it to my Top 10 Middle Grade Fantasies That … Continue reading

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The Fog Diver

A futuristic steampunky, piratical middle grade adventure?  Give it to me now! This is one I’d been looking forward to ever since Charlotte wrote about it, and was very happy to see it nominated for the Cybils. by Joel Ross. … Continue reading

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Karen Memory

Have I mentioned I enjoy a good steampunk story?  Yes, once again my friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers turned me on to a good book. Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. Tor, 2015. Steampunk heads west in this ripping tale, told from … Continue reading

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The Clockwork Crown

I found this one just looking through for advance materials to put on my ereader.  Hooray for steampunk and thanks to Harper Voyager for the copy! The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato. Harper Voyager, 2015. This is the sequel to … Continue reading

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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

And on with the Victorian historical characters!  This is mostly a graphic novel.  I bought it for the adult graphic novel section, though there’s nothing inappropriate for kids in it, because it has a lot of footnotes and they are … Continue reading

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The Magic Thief

This is a series that hadn’t really been on my radar until last year, when I Winterling, also by Prineas. This spring, Charlotte wrote a Waiting on Wednesday post about how, while she liked Fer and Rook just fine, she … Continue reading

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12 Spec Fic Books for Teen Boys Starring Girls

Way back in November, I wrote a list of my top ten fantasy books for middle grade boys starring girls. It’s taken me a while to put this companion list together – but here are a dozen favorite fantasy and … Continue reading

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The Mark of the Dragonfly

Hooray for middle grade steampunk! The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson. Delacorte Press, 2014. Piper lives on her own in a scrapper town, where everyone lives off of scavenging and selling the objects from some other dimension that … Continue reading

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Curtsies & Conspiracies

Curtsies & Conspiracies. Finishing School, Book the Second by Gail Carriger. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. The students of the steampunk finishing school for future lady assassins of quality return in this second book in the series. Sophronia and the … Continue reading

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Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl

Oh my goodness! It’s been six months since I’ve reviewed a steampunk novel – it’s time for another one! Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett Tor, 2013. Gideon Smith is a young man addicted to the penny … Continue reading

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