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message 1: by Mary-jo (new)

Mary-jo | 27 comments Does the "Mists of Avalon" fit the criteria for a Steampunk Novel??


message 2: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 731 comments I really don't think so.


message 3: by Mary-jo (new)

Mary-jo | 27 comments Thank you. I looked up the definition and realized the true meaning of the genre. Thank you for answering.


message 4: by Chinook (last edited May 18, 2017 06:17PM) (new)

Chinook | 731 comments No problem :). Everfair is what I read and it was amazing. Highly recommended.


message 5: by Mary-jo (new)

Mary-jo | 27 comments Thanks!


message 6: by Leigh (new)

Leigh Query | 7 comments Almost anything by Gail Carriger should work for this prompt. I can personally vouch for the Parasol Protectorate series as quite enjoyable. The first book is Soulless.


message 7: by Mary-jo (new)

Mary-jo | 27 comments Thank you, Leigh! I'll add it to my list. This was a tough category for me. I appreciate the suggestion.


message 8: by Krissy (new)

Krissy | 16 comments would the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer work for this prompt?


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy (amyforthewin) | 42 comments I counted Cinder but a lot of people disagree since it isn't in a historical setting. But it certainly has the technology


message 10: by K. (new)

K. McDevitt | 8 comments For those looking for YA recs, I loved the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld.


message 11: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments I think the problem with cinder is that it doesn't really have the prevailing themes of Victorian aesthetic and steam power/old timey clockwork like technology. But I've seen it listed so it's up to you.


message 12: by Mary-jo (new)

Mary-jo | 27 comments At last, I understand this category. Thanks for all these helpful comments!


message 13: by Krissy (new)

Krissy | 16 comments thank you for the help! I think I will pick another one and move where I've placed the one from the Cinder series :)


message 14: by Krissy (new)

Krissy | 16 comments would cinder count as a non human perspective? thoughts?


message 15: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments It could, she's a cyborg so technically not human BUT at least part of the story is them trying to get cyborgs treated as human because they are essentially humans...


message 16: by Deb (new)

Deb | 45 comments OK...Stupid confession time. I thought I had seen that someone had mentioned Ink and Bone for this category. I just finished Ink and Bone and then realized they must have been talking about Ink and Bone! No worries...the first book fit into "Book about a difficult topic". I'm looking for a Steampunk novel that my library has as an OverDrive audiobook. (I'm able to get through those faster...I'm already working through 2 other 'real books' for other categories.)


message 17: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (lindseybo) | 30 comments I am reading soulless, but to be quite honest I have been having to look up words like: Verbose,Urbane,Provenance, Diminutive, Progeny, Treacle ,Cravat, Claviger ,Propensity, Reticent, Diffidence, Preeminence ,Boor, Desultory. Half I knew, but double checking because I haven't seen nor heard the word in years. The others are completely brand new to me. I know it's good to stretch your mind and learn, but Lordy that was just the first chapter😂is the whole book this way?


message 18: by Carey (new)

Carey Louise | 2 comments I'm looking for any help in this category. It's definitely not a genre I usually read. I've looked at Soulless and Leviathan, but I'm not sure i'll like either of those. Any other ideas?? This is gonna be a tough one for me because of the emphasis on technology, but I'm willing to give it a go.


message 19: by Malaraa (new)

Malaraa Carey wrote: "I'm looking for any help in this category. It's definitely not a genre I usually read. I've looked at Soulless and Leviathan, but I'm not sure i'll like either of those. Any other ideas?? This is g..."

Maybe check out Jani and the Greater Game? If I'm remembering it right, the main character is more focused on tea, politics, and adventures than on how the mechanical stuff works. It's less romantical than Soulless, but younger characters. Not early YA like Leviathan though: I haven't read it, but reveiws say they're as young as 14, whereas Jani is more like 18-19-ish I think.


message 20: by Juanita (last edited Aug 12, 2017 05:38PM) (new)

Juanita (juanitav) | 723 comments Lindsey wrote: "I am reading soulless, but to be quite honest I have been having to look up words like: Verbose,Urbane,Provenance, Diminutive, Progeny, Treacle ,Cravat, Claviger ,Propensity, Reticent, Diffidence, ..."

These are great words and one of the reasons I love my Kindle. You can just touch the word and it pulls up a dictionary definition for you. So cool.

I am archiving this thread because there is a stempunk book in this folder already.


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