by 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.
THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET
by Kady Cross
Finley, who has a beastly alter ego inside of her, joins Duke Griffin's army of misfits to help stop the Machinist, the criminal behind a series of automaton crimes, from carrying out a plan to kill Queen Victoria during the Jubilee.
MAGIC UNDER GLASS
by Jaclyn Dolamore
A wealthy sorcerer's invitation to sing with his automaton leads seventeen-year-old Nimira, whose family's disgrace brought her from a palace to poverty, into political intrigue, enchantments, and a friendship with a fairy prince who needs her help.
OCEANOLOGY: THE TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGE OF THE NAUTILUS BY ZOTICUS DE LESSEPS, 1863
by Emily Hawkins and A.J. Wood
Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean's wonders, both real and imagined. What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? A tale of a voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.
THE CLOCKWORK THREE
by Matthew J. Kirby
As mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah together, their lives soon interlock like the turning gears in a clock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others' mysteries.
CLOCKWORK, OR, ALL WOUND UP
by Phillip Pullman
Long ago in Germany, a storyteller's story and an apprentice clockwork-maker's nightmare meet in a menacing, lifelike figure created by the strange Dr. Kalmenius.
by Cherie Priest
In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through ice. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead. Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.
CORSETS AND CLOCKWORK: 13 STEAMPUNK ROMANCES
edited by Trisha Telep
Collects thirteen original stories set during the Victorian era, including tales of steam-powered machines, family secrets, and love.
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST SERIES
by Hiromu Arakawa
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world – somewhere between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabble in these powers to grant their dearest wish, they become slaves of the military-alchemical complex.
THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE SERIES
BOOK ONE: SOULLESS
by Gail Carriger
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire – and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES
BOOK ONE: CLOCKWORK ANGEL
by Cassandra Clare
When Tessa Fell'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.
MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO SERIES
BOOK ONE: FOUNDLING
by D.M. Cornish
Having grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl's name, Rossamünd 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.
BOOK ONE: CLOCKWORK FAERIE
by Jane Irwin with Jeff Berndt
When her guardian of 50 years dies quietly in his sleep, Vögelein, a tiny clockwork faerie, is left without someone to wind her and has less than five hours to live. Unable to reach the keyhole in her back, she continues to wind down, and when she stops, her memories of the past 300 years quickly slip away.
BOOK ONE: AIRBORN
by 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.
HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY
BOOK ONE: THE GOLDEN COMPASS
by 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.
FEVER CRUMB SERIES
BOOK ONE: FEVER CRUMB
by 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.
THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS
by 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.
BOOK ONE: LEVIATHAN
by Scott Westerfeld
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.