Title: The Friday Society Author: Adrienne Kress Genre: (Pseudo-)Historical, Adventure, Mystery, Young Adult Publisher: Dial Publication Date: December 2012 Hardcover: 440 Pages An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented […]
Title: The Dark Unwinding Author: Sharon Cameron Genre: Historical, Gothic Mystery/Horror, Young Adult Publisher: Scholastic Publication date: September 2012 Hardcover: 318 pages A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance! When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she […]
Title: The Boneshaker Author: Kate Milford / Illustrations by Andrea Offermann Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Horror, Americana, Young Adult, NOT-STEAMPUNK! Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: May 21st 2010 Hardcover: 372 pages Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self-operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her […]
Title: Dead Reckoning Author: Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill & Jane Hodson Genre: Western, Horror, Zombies, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Publication Date: June 2012 Hardcover: 336 Pages Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is […]
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