If you like Steampunk, try these books:

  • Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfield
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
  • Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments Series also by Cassandra Clare
  • Matt Cruse series by Kenneth Oppel
  • Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Incarceron Series by Catherine Fisher
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • Fever Crumb Series by Philip Reeve
  • Steamed by Katie MacAlister
  • Fullmetal Alchemist

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