YA This Monstrous Thing, 2015. Frankenstein. In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits. His brother, Oliver—dead. His sweetheart, Mary—gone. His chance to break free of Geneva—lost. Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.
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A Death-Struck Year / Makiia Lucier "When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross."
Since this was the first book of a trilogy, it took about halfway until it became a page turner. It took that long to introduce the characters and set the foundation for the next two books. I do recommend this and the second book, "Invasion of the Tearling," which was released in June.