Posts Tagged ‘Steampunk’

Etiquette & espionage
Finishing School Book 1
By Gail Carriger

Sophronia’s mother is disappointed to say the least at how her 14 year old daughter is turning out. No sense of decorum just an urge to dismantle clocks and climb trees. So Sophronia is sent to Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
However, all is not as it seems and ‘finishing’ takes on a whole new meaning. The school certainly train young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they are also trained to “finish” certain people off. They are learning the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and modern weapons.
The trailer for this book is wonderful. I love it. The book is due out shortly. Gail Carriger is an author I seem to have missed out on but I will be looking for this one in particular. The idea of young Victorian ladies learning to kill is just out there and we all need books with a point of difference. Can’t wait!

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Incarceron

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Secondary
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Incarceron
Book 1
By Catherine Fisher
Hodder Childrens Books

Incarceron is a futuristic prison. It has strange technology but medieval dungeons and chains. It is steampunk and dystopian all in one. Finn believes there must be something outside Incarceron and he even believes he was once on the outside. With the help of a crystal key which he finds, he is able to talk to Claudia, a girl on the outside. It is with her, that he plans his escape.

Sapphique
Book 2

The clockwork three

By Matthew J. Kirby
A green violin and a chance encounter bring three children together who begin a journey to hunt for treasure and a chance to fix their lives. A mixture of adventure, steampunk and fantasy, suitable for younger readers.
Steampunk tends to be a mixture of science fiction and fantasy often set in the Victorian Era and with the most amazing technology; clockwork machinery and flying machines.

Hunchback Assignments

Posted: September 21, 2011 in Intermediate, Secondary
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The hunchback assignments
By Arthur Slade

Modo is a 14 year old hunchback living in Victorian London. He has the ability to change shape and is now working as a spy. Modo and the beautiful Octavia must outwit the mad Dr Hyde before evil is unleashed.

The dark deeps
Book 2