6 Teenage Steampunk Novels You Should Read
To kick off 2021 with a bang, we went digging for…YA Steampunk novels. And found a nice collection. Some are even free! Check it out.
“They’re after you. But which you…?”
Dr. Laney Carter is a Nobel-prize-winning physicist, awarded for her groundbreaking experimental research on string theory and quantum universes, and then led her team to successfully develop the first working prototype allowing safe, stable and educational inter-dimension travel.
Two months ago, she disappeared. So did the prototype.
So, why are there government trackers hunting down seventeen-year-old average high school student Laney Carter in this parallel universe?
She’s totally not a genius, but maybe with the help of one tall, hot, and brooding Noah Donovan, she’ll figure it out in time. Before all the worlds end. Or before they manage to delete her from existence…
A unique, fast-paced sci-fi adventure. Mistaken identities. Parallel worlds. Government conspiracies. Out of time. Save the multiverse. Save yourself. Don’t get erased. Ready?
Smoke and Magic
Banished to Victorian London
“Auburdeen Perneila Hayle,” Sassafras hissed, the amber glow from his cat eyes growing until the front of the wicker cage shone with it, “you will do whatever you can to behave yourself, to not embarrass me or your mother and to absolutely under every circumstance maintain a firm hand on your horrid temper.”
My anger simmered. Yes, I had a temper. And yes, it had taken me into situations in the past that perhaps I shouldn’t have been part of, situations that usually devolved into fistfights and incoherent yelling at the offender. He should be grateful I always kept control of myself enough my magic never came into play. Except that one time. But it wasn’t my fault. Not really. And the offender recovered. Eventually.
Auburdeen Hayle is the sixteen-year-old daughter of the next leader of her coven. When the transition of power becomes tense, Burdie is sent from her home in America to stay with old friends in London to keep her safe. But a handsome young man chooses to hide from the police in her hansom, drawing Burdie into an underground world of magic that challenges even her sense of adventure and puts her at odds with the very people who are meant to protect her.
Victorian contraptions. Enchanted farmlands. Can one struggling orphan switch gears and run full-speed into freedom?
England, 1868. Nineteen-year-old Annmar Masterson refuses to be a cog in a lecherous businessman’s machine. Escaping the steam engine magnate’s advances by taking an advertising job in the country, the young illustrator is astonished when she discovers the rural valley is rife with magical creatures. But she’s terrified when the night guard shifters and their handsome polecat leader are nearly killed by a raging swarm of crop-eating pests.
Accustomed to her prim and proper former lifestyle, Annmar worries not even her blossoming magic will help her fit into the rambunctious farming community. But when the out-of-place city girl heals the flirtatious protector, she sparks a powerful connection… making her rare power the target of a looming evil mastermind.
Will she find a new home in the arms of the coy shifter, or will she be undone by a deadly villain’s strike?
The Unraveling is the fantastical first volume in the serialized Luminated Threads historical fantasy series. If you like majestic atmospheres, heart-wrenching cliffhangers, and a touch of steampunk romance, then you’ll love Laurel Wanrow’s stunning saga.
AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.
She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.
Or so she thinks.
That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued. But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.
…Which means digging deeper.
When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.
A Reluctant Assassin
What if Cinderella had been sent to kill the Prince?
Kayden never thought of herself as the Belle of the ball, but she finds herself in the royal palace, surrounded by society darlings – and the only thing she has in common with them is that they’re all vying for the Prince. They’re after his crown. She’s after his head.
Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . .
Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.
Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . .
But due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.
And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him…
Along Came a Wolf
Gripping adventure, brilliant inventions, and snarky humor.
Tee, Elly, and Richy peaceful little world is shattered when they become entangled in a plot to steal the world’s first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Will Klaus’ ties to the secret society known as the Tub (lead by a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker) be their undoing? Or will they live on to become legends?
Here are some of the amazing fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and classic stories woven into the fabric of The Yellow Hoods series: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Santa Claus, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestilskin, Beauty and the Beast, Humpty Dumpty, Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Simple Simon, Rub-a-dub-dub.