What are the best steampunk books for ya?

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    #1The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret
    This book by Brian Selznick tells the story of Hugo an orphan, clock keeper, and thief, who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

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    #2Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.


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    Austin Grant
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I think this is a modern, hip book. I would enjoy reading the tale and I can picture myself on the adventure of a lifetime. I can feel the journey and it would be thrilling"
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    #3The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

    The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
    The Girl in the Clockwork Collar is a fiction/science fiction, steampunk and mystery novel written by Kady Cross. It is also the second book in The Steampunk Chronicles and was published May 22, 2012 by Harlequin Teen. 

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    Keith James
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "You can probably tell when this book was originally released based on the title alone. It's not horrible, but it's very clearly trying to cash in on what was the resurgence of Steampunk in the early 20-teens"
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    Airman is a young adult fantasy novel written by the author of the Artemis Fowl Series, Eoin Colfer. Airman was published in 2008 by Puffin. This book also features steampunk elements.


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    Zhu Deng
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Seems pretty good. I love fantasy books!"
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    #5Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)
    Blameless is a paranormal romance book written by Gail Carriger. Blameless was published on September 1, 2010 by Orbit. This is the third book in The Parasol Protectorate Series.

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    Kelly Shaw
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I thought Blameless was an excellent suggestion. I've always been interested in steampunk but I wasn't sure where to go to learn more. This was a great introduction to the genre. It's funny, it's charming, and I can't wait to read the rest of Gail Carriger's books. "
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    #6Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)
    Changeless is a paranormal romance book written by Gail Carriger. Changeless was published on April 1, 2010 by Orbit. This is the second book in The Parasol Protectorate Series.

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    Rose Lee
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Changeless is the second in the series of Parasol Protectorate books. This one is really intriguing and the characters seem to come alive and jump out of the book. I really like that this has a female lead in the book and she deals with a lot of different characters - vampires, werewolves, ghosts. This is all set in London and shows off the fashion of the time. "
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    #7Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Prince is a paranormal romance book written by Cassandra Clare. Clockwork Prince was published on December 6th 2011 by Simon & Schuster. This is the book in the The Infernal Devices Series.


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    Jose Obrien
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Clockwork Prince is a very unique book in the steampunk genre. It has love, action, , and drama. There was never a dull moment while I was reading this book."
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    #8Behemoth (The Leviathan Trilogy)

    Behemoth (The Leviathan Trilogy)

    Behemoth is the second book in Scott Westerfeld's dieselpunk series for young adults, the Leviathan trilogy. It was released in 2010 and had illustrations from Kevin Thompson.


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    Guillermo Vargas
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Behemoth (The Leviathan Trilogy) filled my craving for steampunk thus I have to say it is one of the bests steampunk book I have read. I don't just love it I really love it. I fell in love with the characters humor and cleverness. There is a lot of suspense in the book when the characters make choices that leave you gasping for wanting to know what will happen and how will they over come it. If you enjoy history literature written with a twist of steam punk then I highly recommend you grab this book today."
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    #9Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Soulless is the first book in Gail Carriger's steampunk fantasy series for young adults, the Parasol Protectorate Series. It was first published in 2009. It became a New York Times Bestseller. It is about lady fighting off paranormals in Victorian London.


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    Gloria Mendez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This quirky book combines all kinds of whimsical elements. There are vampires, royalty, weird deaths, and strange characters. It's a greatly entertaining read for a young adult audience who are looking for a unique, steampunk tale."
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    #10The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.

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    Aadhya Kadam
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "After watching the movie I decided to pick up this book and it is amazing. The richness and depth of the world and its characters is amazing. There are many worldly themes that adults would be able to easily pick up on, while also maintaining an appropriateness for younger teens. The plot is fast moving and intense and the storyline is dramatic and fascinating. The world Pullman creates is amazing. "
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    #11The No Quarter Collection (Vol. 1)

    The No Quarter Collection (Vol. 1)

    The No Quarter Collection Volume One is the first volume in the young adult steampunk fantasy world collaboratively written by many authors. Aeryn Rudel, Douglas Seacat, and William Shick each added into the collection.


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    Johnny White
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "For over a decade, the Quarter Collection has been gathering the best Steampunk articles and producing it for the community. If you are ever even remotely interested in steampunk, this is the book for you! This will be everything that you need. Listen to it for free on audible today! "
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    #12Iron Kingdoms Excursions (Season 2, Vol. 1)

    Iron Kingdoms Excursions (Season 2, Vol. 1)
    Iron Kingdoms Excursions (Season 2, Vol. 1) is a part of the steampunk fantasy series written collaboratively by Darla Kennerud, Michael G. Ryan, and William Shick. These are short tales belonging to the famous game.

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    Billy Garcia
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Great solution! Anyone interested in steampunk will enjoy this! This book is fun for novices and the experienced alike."
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    #13The Time Machine

    The Time Machine
    One classic novel and one of the first books of taking time travel and Victorian technology as a thematic instalment. H.G. Wells tells the story of a man that creates a time machine and travels to the future where the world is divided into two different races, the Eloi and the Morlocks.

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    #14Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol. 1)

    Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol. 1)

    Edward and Alphonse Elric abused the power of alchemy by pushing it to its limit of bringing their mother back to life. They failed in taking this gamble and the siblings ended up as slaves of their military-alchemical government.


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    Jorge Torres
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "First off, let me say I generally am not a fan of anime e second and getting caught up, I borrowed the first from my brother in law. The Fullmetal Alchemist anime (television) adaptations (there are two) are good, however they do not compare to the plot and depth of story in the manga. If you are manga fan (or even if you're not, like me) and are looking for a plot revolving around moral right and wrong, love of family, and the lengths we will go to in order to save them, then this is for you. I highly recommend this purchase, and sincerely hope you take the time to read this series some time. If nothing else, binge watch the anime(s) when looking for something different on Netflix :) "
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    #15The Difference Engine

    The Difference Engine
    This book by famous cyberpunk writers William Gibson and Bruce Sterling was the first book to put steampunk on the map. The book is set in a fictional 19th century in which Babbage has developed its engine and the information era comes 100 years earlier. We'll be reading the adventures of three characters, Sybil Gerard, daughter of a Luddite, Edward Mallory, an explorer and palaeontologist and Laurence Oliphant, a mystic spy, when they discover a box with Babbage engine cards that someone is desperately looking for.

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    Thomas Roberts
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "What can I say about the Difference Engine that the book and author don't say for themselves? Imagine a world where technological progress is a century faster and the 19th century becomes the 20th. This is what William Gibson and Bruce Sterling imagine for their fictional world that puts steampunk in the mainstream. If you like old-timey gadgets with a modern twist, this one's for you!"
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    In the late 19th century a strange airship orbits through the skies of London. A group led by the explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives will try to learn its secrets and its mystical powers. This book by James P. Blaylock is one of the most famous steampunk books of late times, and the beginning of the Langdon St. Ives saga.

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    Ruth Medina
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I thought it was boring even by YA standards. There are a lot of things that could be improved like the character development and the flow of the plot. If a good editor gave this book a work over it could have potential. "
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    #17Watery Graves (The Privateers)

    Watery Graves (The Privateers)

    Watery Graves is the first book in Chris A. Jackson's science fiction and fantasy series for young adults, the Privateers, which is also a part of the Iron Kingdoms universe created by many writers. It was released in November 2016.


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    Stephanie Chen
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I haven't read many books that delve into the steampunk world but Watery Graves (The Privateers) is definitely the best one I've read so far. This one really digs into the steampunk, fantasy world and draws you in with it."
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    #18The Aeronaut's Windless

    The Aeronaut's Windless
    This book from the famous writer Jim Butcher tells the story of Captain Grimm, commander of the merchant ship Predator and loyal to the Spire Albion family, and enemy of the Spire Aurora. These two factions face each other in a cold war that is in fragile equilibrium. When Predator takes damage from a combat, Grimm will be immersed on a vital mission where he will learn that the Spires conflict is nothing compared with what is about to come.


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Best What are the best steampunk books for ya
1The Invention of Hugo CabretBooks 49 Paid
2Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)Books 46 Paid
3The Girl in the Clockwork CollarBooks 39 Paid
4AirmanBooks 36 Paid
5Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 34 Paid
6Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 31 Paid
7Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices)Books 28 Paid
8Behemoth (The Leviathan Trilogy)Books 20 Paid
9Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 18 Paid
10The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)Books 17 Paid

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