What are the best steampunk books with strong women?

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    #1Soulless (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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    Anna Turner
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I thought this book fit the category well. It is a steampunk book that enthralls you from the beginning. The heroine is extremely calm and capable. After reading this book, I couldn't wait to read the whole series! "
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    #2Clockwork 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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    Douglas Foster
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I did not particularly enjoy the way women were depicted in this novel. I was looking forward to a strong female representation and instead I was delivered this quasi-historical love triangle with a damsel in distress caught in the middle. I wanted Laura Croft, but ended up with Laurie Gilmour. The setting was certainly on point. I got the feeling of a historic period, so perhaps the treatment of women was meant to personify the era. "
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    #3Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Heartless is a paranormal romance book written by Gail Carriger. Heartless was published on July 1, 2011 by Orbit. This is the fourth book in the The Parasol Protectorate Series.

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    Danielle Chen
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is fantasy, reality and psychology all at the same time. It takes you deeply on peoples subconscience and teaches how all of us humans experience love deep inside."
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    #4Blameless (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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    Maricela Leal
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I like reading books that feature stories about strong women. My coworker recommended that I read Blameless by Gail Carriger. It was an interesting story about a paranormal romance and probably the best one in the series. "
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    #5Changeless (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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    Ralph Berry
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Amazing that in so few years the steampunk genre has exploded to the point where it writers in other genres are developing their own mutated versions. Honestly, I hadn't known that there *was* a steampunk romance sub-genre until now. But Gail Carriger does a good job of making the case for its existence. The lead character is believably strong (and bitingly witty) in a world openly hostile to strong women, the alternate history rationale is well-handled, and the prose is as stylish as a steampunk lover could want."
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    #6Clockwork 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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    Aadhya Verma
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Clockwork Angel is a pretty good book if you are looking for steampunk stories with strong women characters. The author's style is a little wordy and lengthy, rather than concisely organized ideas. Overall, I really enjoyed this book."
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    #7Scarlet

    Scarlet
    Scarlet is one of Robin Hood's band of merry men, and one of his best. This brilliant boy thief, however, has one secret that only Robin and his men know: Will Scarlet is actually a girl!
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    Heather Alexander
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Awesome book!! Well written. Scarlet if fierce. I feel in love with Scarlet and the different characters. I would recommend this book and the series to everyone. Great read!"
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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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    Bruce Hernandez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Behemoth is the second book in Scott Westerfeld's series and is calssified as a dieselpunk book for young adults and diselpunk is a genre that has it particular fans. So if your looking for dieselpunk or are a fan of steam punk in general you will find this book very readable. Go in know that this is the second book of the trilogy and are best off getting all three for the full story."
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    #9Lady of Devices

    Lady of Devices

    Lady of Devices is the first book in Shelley Adina's steampunk adventure romance series for young adults, the Magnificent Devices series. It was originally published in 2011. It is about a Victorian lady who shattered the norms and became a scientist.

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    Kathleen Jones
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I think that this book has a great historical setting. This science fiction also features steam-powered machinery with a strong woman lead."
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    #10Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.

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    Katherine Guzman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I was never one for fairy tales as a child, and so their retellings aren't something I gravitate to as an adult. But Cinderella is one of the few fairy tales I remember adoring. My favorite parts of Cinder were those that reminded me of the original story. I'm totally on board with a sci-fi Cinderella reboot, and I loved the idea of transforming her into a kick-ass mechanic. Cinder's stepmother, Adri, is perfection. She's cold blooded, but you can get why she resents Cinder even if you can't excuse it. I enjoyed Iko in her role as sarcastic sidekick (taking on that sort of "Gus" role from the Disney movie). The futuristic setting of New Beijing was interesting. Adding in the element of a deadly plague really intrigued me. Prince Kai? Meh. But, ok, he can be Prince Charming or whatever."

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Best What are the best steampunk books with strong women
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 44 Paid
2Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices)Books 39 Paid
3Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 37 Paid
4Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 27 Paid
5Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 25 Paid
6Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)Books 21 Paid
7ScarletBooks 12 Paid
8Behemoth (The Leviathan Trilogy)Books 9 Paid
9Lady of DevicesBooks 7 Paid
10Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 1 Paid
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