Tag Archives: steampunk

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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Mostly Picture Book Cybils Finalists

I’m realizing that the Cybils awards will be announced next week already, and I’d better try to catch up with my reviewing before then. Here’s one Easy Reader and three Picture Book finalists. I’ve not really been making an effort … Continue reading

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Cold Steel

Many apologies for my silence, dear readers! Crazy busy is not new, but at least entertaining: At work, I’m very busy getting ready for my big Talk Like a Pirate Day event, featuring a treasure hunt through downtown. This involves … Continue reading

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The Rithmatist

The Rithmatist. Rithmatist Book 1. by Brandon Sanderson. Illustrations by Ben McSweeney. This book is described by the author as a “gearpunk fantasy” – meaning similar in spirit to steampunk, but a world where everything is operated by a combination … Continue reading

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Goliath

Here is the audiobook that I spent much of the 48 Hour Book Challenge listening to, though it took me another couple weeks to actually finish it. It’s also the last book in a series that I started two years … Continue reading

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Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. This is the third and final book in Clare’s Infernal Devices series, which itself is a prequel to her ongoing, longer Mortal Instruments series. And if anyone isn’t aware, the movie of the first book … Continue reading

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