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Vilka böcker ska jag läsa?

14 Apr

Enligt omröstningen från förra veckan så ska alltså nästa studie-inlägg handlar om steampunk! Jag har kollat runt efter ungdomsböcker med steampunk-tema och hittat följande. Nu behöver jag er hjälp för att bestämma vilka böcker som ska ingå i studien.

Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration #1) av Lia Habel

Titel: Dearly, Departed
Serie: Gone With the Respiration #1
Författare: Lia Habel

Utdrag från Goodreads
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie? 

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

En kärlekshistoria mellan en mänsklig kvinna och en zombie. Omslaget är fantastiskt snyggt och det är rätt spännande att den utspelar sig i framtiden istället för på 1800-talet som de flesta steampunker-böcker gör. 

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Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) av Gail Carriger

Titel: Etiquette & Espionage
Serie: Finishing School #1
Författare: Gail Carriger

Utdrag från Goodreads
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

En prolog till Parasol Protectorate som jag bara älskar. Så himla spännande med en flickskola för spioner, tror att jag kommer att älska den här också!

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Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb #1) av Philip Reeve

Titel: Fever Crumb 
Serie: Fever Crumb #1
Författare: Philip Reeve

Utdrag från Goodreads
Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order.

Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb – nearly the only person she’s ever known – to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven.

Har alltid trott att den här var en retelling på Rödluvan på grund av omslaget 😀

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Incarnation av Emma Cornwall

Titel: Incarnation
Författare: Emma Cornwall

Utdrag från Goodreads
In the steampunk world of Victorian London, a beautiful vampire seeks out the author of Dracula–to set the record straight . . . If one is to believe Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale, Lucy Weston is Dracula’s most wanton creation, a sexual creature of the night who preys on innocent boys. But the real-life Lucy is nothing like her fictional counterpart—and she demands to know why the Victorian author deliberately lied. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she’s determined to track down the very fiend who transformed her—from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires, to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness, and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme.

Steampunk, London och vampyrer. Låter precis som en bok i min smak!

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Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) av Suzanne Lazear

Titel: Innocent Darkness
Serie: The Aether Chronicles #1
Författare: Suzanne Lazear

Utdrag från Goodreads
Wish. Love. Desire. Live.

Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock’s hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer’s eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.

Steampunk med älvor! Gillar omslaget!

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Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order #1) av Kristin Bailey

Titel: Legacy of the Clockwork Key 
Serie: The Secret Order #1
Författare: Kristin Bailey

Utdrag från Goodreads
When a fire consumes Meg’s home, killing her parents and destroying both her fortune and her future, all she has left is the tarnished pocket watch she rescued from the ashes. But this is no ordinary timepiece. The clock turns out to be a mechanical key—a key that only Meg can use—that unlocks a series of deadly secrets and intricate clues that Meg is compelled to follow.

Meg has uncovered evidence of an elite secret society and a dangerous invention that some will stop at nothing to protect—and that Meg alone can destroy. Together with the handsome stable hand she barely knows but hopes she can trust, Meg is swept into a hidden world of deception, betrayal, and revenge.,

En av de få YA-steampunkböckerna som INTE har en tjej på omslaget. Även den här utspelar sig i London och verkar innehålla äventyr och romantik. 

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The Dark Unwinding (The Dark Unwinding #1) av Sharon Cameron

Titel: The Dark Unwinding 
Serie: The Dark Unwinding #1
Författare: Sharon Cameron

Utdrag från Goodreads
When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his remote English estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of childlike rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she has grown to care for—a conflict made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a mysterious student, and fears for her own sanity. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle’s world at stake, but also the state of England as they know it. With twists and turns and breathtaking romance at every corner, this thrilling adventure will captivate readers.

Spioner, intriger och romantik alltså. Och steampunk också givetvis.

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The Friday Society av Adrienne Kress

Titel: The Friday Society 
Författare: Adrienne Kress

Utdrag från Goodreads
Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician’s assistant. The three young women’s lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.

It’s up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it–without calling too much attention to themselves.

Den här verkar vara en lagom lättsam och humoristisk bok.  

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The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) av Kady Cross

Titel: The Girl in the Steel Corset 
Serie: Steampunk Chronicles #1
Författare: Kady Cross

Utdrag från Goodreads
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the “thing” inside her.When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no “normal” Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of “them.” The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Vilken klänning! Den här serien har fått rätt så bra betyg och jag har velat läsa den länge!

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The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments #1) av Arthur Slade

Titel: The Hunchback Assignments
Serie: The Hunchback Assignments #1
Författare: Arthur Slade

Utdrag från Goodreads
The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the empire. At 14, Modo is left on the streets of London to fend for himself. When he encounters Octavia Milkweed, another Association agent, the two uncover a plot by the Clockword Guild behind the murders of important men. Furthermore, a mad scientist is turning orphan children into automatons to further the goals of the Guild. Modo and Octavia journey deep into the tunnels under London and discover a terrifying plot against the British government. It’s up to them to save their country..

Varför handlar så många steampunk-böcker som spioner? Första boken i listan med en manlig huvudroll (vad jag vet iaf). 

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The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex #1) av Caitlin KittredgeTitel: The Iron Thorn 
Serie: Iron Codex #1
Författare: Caitlin Kittredge

Utdrag från Goodreads
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft’s epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson’s family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

Ser ut som att hon håller på att ta på/av sig klänningen. Men annars låter handlingen ganska spännande. 

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The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare #1) av Lilith Saintcrow

Titel: The Iron Wyrm Affair
Serie: Bannon & Clare #1
Författare: Lilith Saintcrow

Utdrag från Goodreads
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn’t help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon’s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. 
In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

Steampunk, magi och London. Jag har blivit väldigt nyfiken på författarens böcker under den senaste tiden så den här låter spännande trots att den har fått rätt dåligt betyg på Goodreads. 

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The Peculiar (The Peculiar #1) av Stefan Bachmann

Titel: The Peculiar
Serie: The Peculiar #1
Författare: Stefan Bachmann

Utdrag från Goodreads
“Don’t get yourself noticed and you won’t get yourself hanged.”

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings–Peculiars–and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley–Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

Steampunk för lite yngre läsare. Har den här hemma så jag kan ju passa på att ha med den i studien 😀

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The Peculiars av Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Titel: The Peculiars
Författare: Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Utdrag från Goodreads
On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena’s father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears.

Vad lika den här och boken ovan heter. Gillar omslaget men annars så har den fått rätt dåligt betyg på Goodreads, trots att den har fått starred reviews. 

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The Unnaturalists (The Unnaturalists #1) av Tiffany Trent

Titel: The Unnaturalists
Serie: The Unnaturalists #1
Författare: Tiffany Trent

Utdrag från Goodreads
Vespa 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. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be 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..

Sist men inte minst, en till bok om konstiga varelser i London. 

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Ni kan rösta på 5 böcker var. De fem böcker som får högst poäng kommer jag garanterat att läsa. Sedan kommer jag att läsa de resterande böckerna i mån av tid och intresse. Jag är väldigt säker på att jag inte kommer att läsa alla, men kanske 5-8 stycken.

Uppdatering!
Eftersom det är ett par som har undrat vad steampunk är för något så länkar jag artikeln på Wikipedia

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4 Comments

Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Blandat

 

4 responses to “Vilka böcker ska jag läsa?

  1. Rebecka

    April 14, 2013 at 16:12

    Kommer det att komma en förklaring på vad Steampunk är för något? Jag är lite osäker…

     
    • Anna - Boktycke

      April 14, 2013 at 16:53

      Finns info om vad steampunk är här: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
      Men kort sammanfattat utspelar sig oftast steampunk-böcker i en alternativ värld som påminner väldigt mycket om vår men som kör hårt på ångmaskiner, kugghjup, flygballonger etc.

       
  2. stina liffner

    April 14, 2013 at 16:50

    steampunk vad betyder det? vad är den för något?
    Ps fins det inga svenska steampunk böcker

     

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