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Spark Set 10

Around the World in 100 Days – Gary Blackwood

Blackwood.Around the World in 100 DaysWhen seventeen-year-old Harry Fogg undertakes a race against time to win a wager with a member of his famous father’s club, he puts to good use the recklessness and fascination with all things mechanical that have caused him trouble in Victorian England.



Planesrunner – Ian McDonald • Everness #1

McDonald.E.01.Planesrunner  When fourteen-year-old Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves a mysterious app on Everett’s computer giving him access to the Infundibulum–a map of parallel earths–which is being sought by technologically advanced dark powers that Everett must somehow elude while he tries to rescue his father.


The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray – Chris Wooding

Wooding.Haunting of Alaizabel CrayAs Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London’s Old Quarter of the terrible creatures that infest them, their lives become entwined with that of a woman who may be either mad or possessed.



Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne

Verne.20000 LeaguesThe adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world’s oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.




Infernal Devices Vol. 1 – Cassandra Clare & Baek Hyekyung

Clare & Baek.Infernal Devices 01.AngelTessa’s search for her missing brother leads her into Victorian London’s supernatural underworld, where she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.



Iron Legends – Julie Kagawa • Iron Fey

Kagawa.IF.Iron LegendsA collection of three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey. In Winter’s passage, to fulfill her promise to Prince Ash, Meghan Chase must embark upon a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territory. In Summer’s crossing, archenemies Puck and Prince Ash become reluctant allies when the Exile Queen, Leanansidhe, calls in a debt. In Iron’s prophecy, Meghan and Ash celebrate their long-awaited union even as a prophecy that Meghan’s firstborn child will bring nothing but grief hangs over their heads.


Spark Set 09

Extracted – Sherry D. Ficklin • Lost Imperials #1

Ficklin.LI.01.ExtractedLex, a time-traveler who seeks to go back in time and prevent his girlfriend’s death, infiltrates the Tesla Institute to find the hidden technology to do so, and meets Ember, who hides a dark secret about both of their pasts.



The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore – Kate Maddison

Maddison.Charlotte SycamorePreferring adventure to an arranged marriage, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Queen Victoria’s royal surgeon sneaks out to swordfight with two friends when the three are mauled by what looks like rabid dogs.



Larklight – Philip Reeve • Larklight #1

Reeve.L.01.LarklightIn an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty’s outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.



Petra K and the Blackhearts – M. Henderson Ellis

Ellis.Petra KIn the oppressed city of Pava, Petra, a fatherless girl, and the dragonka she has taken under her wing are pulled into a resistance movement, led by a gang of orphans called the Blackhearts, that defies the new child dictator’s rule.



Hunchback Assignments – Arthur G. Slade • Hunchback Assignments #1

Slade.HA.01.Hunchback AssignmentsIn Victorian London, fourteen-year-old Modo, a shape-changing hunchback, becomes a secret agent for the Permanent Association, which strives to protect the world from the evil machinations of the Clockwork Guild.



Masque of the Red Death – Bethany Griffin • Red Death Saga #1

Griffin.RD.01.MasqueIn this twist on Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic short story, a wealthy teenaged girl who can afford a special mask to protect her from the plague that decimated humanity in the mid-1800s, falls in love, becomes caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow an oppressive government, and faces the threat of a new plague.


Spark Set 08

H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds – Ian Edginton

Wells.War of the WorldsIn the closing years of the nineteenth century, the genteel tranquility of Victorian England is shattered by the arrival of an invasion force from the red planet-Mars! Methodical and merciless, the Martians are intent on nothing less than the conquest and subjugation of the human race.

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The Friday Society – Adrienne Kress

Kress.Friday SocietyCora, Nellie, and Michiko, teenaged assistants to three powerful men in Edwardian London, meet by chance at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered man, leading the three to work together to solve this and related crimes without drawing undue attention to themselves



Soulless Vol. 1 – Gail Carriger & Rem

Carriger & Rem.Soulless 01A manga adaptation of the Parasol Protectorate series. Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. She has no soul, a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead and was rudely attacked by a vampire, a terrible breach of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate the incident, and he is none too happy to see Alexia at the scene. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible, given her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers.


The Unnaturalists – Tiffany Trent • Unnaturalists #1

Trent.U.01.UnnaturalistsVespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large over her. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured for refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s–and with the Unnaturals. As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London–and the world.


The Death Collector – Justin Richards

Richards.Death CollectorThree teens and a curator of unclassified artifacts at the British Museum match wits with a madman determined to use unorthodox methods to reanimate the dead, both humans and dinosaurs.




The Toymaker – Jeremy de Quidt

De Quidt.ToymakerAs his grandfather is dying, Mathias takes a small scrap of paper from him that contains a clue to a dangerous secret.


Spark Set 07

The Inventor’s Secret – Andrea Cremer • Inventor’s Secret #1

Cremer.Inventor's SecretIn an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain’s industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees’ struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.



The Clockwork Three – Matthew Kirby

Kirby.Clockwork ThreeAs mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah together, their lives soon interlock like the turning gears in a clock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others’ mysteries.



Marbury Lens – Andrew Smith • Marbury #1

Smith.M.01.Marbury LensAfter being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.



The Lazarus Machine – Paul Crilley • Tweed & Nightingale #1

Crilley.TN.01.Lazarus MachineIn an alternate 1899 London, seventeen-year-old Sebastian Tweed searches for his kidnapped father, uncovering both a horrific technological secret and a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire.



Steampunk! : An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories – Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (eds.)

Link.Steampunk!A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.



The Iron Thorn – Caitlin Kittredge • Iron Codex #1

Kittredge.IC.01.Iron ThornIn an alternate 1950s, mechanically gifted fifteen-year-old Aoife Grayson, whose family has a history of going mad at sixteen, must leave the totalitarian city of Lovecraft and venture into the world of magic to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance and the mysteries surrounding her father and the Land of Thorn.