Steampunk (Young Adult)
Steampunk explores what the world would look like if the future, and its technology, happened earlier.
Note: For a broader list of steampunk works (including those for adults and younger readers), see the Steampunk (Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult) article in this wiki.
- Etiquette & Espionage series by Gail Carriger
- In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.
- Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
- Clockwork Angel is the first book in this new series in which sixteen-year-old Tess must learn to control her Downworlder powers to save her brother in Victorian-era London.
- The Girl in the Steam Corset series by Kady Cross
- Finley, who has a beastly alter ego inside of her, joins Duke Griffin's army of misfits to help stop the Machinist, the criminal behind a series of automaton crimes, from carrying out a plan to kill Queen Victoria during the Jubilee.
- Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
- As apprentice to his father, the second-best medical scientist in the empire, Jonathan leads a quiet life in a remote aerial city until the king arrives, calling on them to find the cure to a plague that has struck the capital city and put the queen's life at risk, but the newly discovered chemical, fantillium, that may help will also put at risk all that Jonathan holds dear
- Corsets & Clockwork edited by Trisha Telep
- A collection of 13 short stories that blend romance in Victorian times with steam-power and machinery. Contributors include Michael Scott, Kierstin White, and others.
- Airborn series by Kenneth Oppel
- A rich girl and an airship cabin boy search for creatures that may be living in the sky.
- Larklight series by Philip Reeve
- Art Mumby and his annoying older sister Myrtle travel the universe fighting killer spiders, hats and moths in the name of the British Empire.
- Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
- Known as the Mortal Engines Quartet in the UK, this series envisions a future in which cities on tracks attack each other for resources, especially those from the 21st century.
- The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade
- Can a shape-shifting teen hunchback save Victorian England from the devious Clockwork Guild?
- Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld
- During World War I, the machines of the Clankers battle the war creatures of the Darwinists.