Do you like Victorian-era England but wish it had more gears and steam-powered machinery? Then look no further! These young adult steampunk books are for you! "Airman" by Eoin Colfer, "Magic Under Glass" by Jacyln Dolamore, "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld, "The Hunchback Assignments" by Arthur Slade, "The Girl in the Steel Corset" by Kady Cross, or "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare. 11/11/14
My low expectations were exceeded in the first chapter, so I adjusted them. Those expectations were exceeded, followed by repeated adjustments, until I can say, without reservation, that Girl in the Steel Corset stands among the best of romantic steampunk adventure, YA or otherwise. In short, dont judge this book by its lovely cover. At no point in reading Girl in the Steel Corset have I felt like I was reading Chick-Lit for Teens.