Today, Kady Cross is here with a couple of top ten lists courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her book, The Girl in the Steel Corset. Thanks for being here today, Kady! If you would like to follow along with the tour, you can do so here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
What are your ten favourite steampunk reads?
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook (this is an adult romance)
Bone Shaker by Cherie Priest
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Steampunk (comic book) by Joe Kelly
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Changeless by Gail Carriger
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (very dark comic book!) by Allan Moore
Journey to the Center of the Earth by H.G. Wells
Give me your top ten reasons why the "steampunk" era would be a good time period to live in.
- It has the coolest clothes
- I'd have an airship
- Automatons would do my bidding
- I could keep a brain in a jar as a pet
- I could communicate with the dead through the Aether
- Tesla. Tesla. Tesla.
- I could be a brilliant inventor, or a dashing adventurer.
- Women could wear pants -- and a top hat!
- I could drill to the center of the earth and not be melted
- My characters live there. :-)
What are ten of your favourite quotes of all time?
"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."
— Dorothy Parker
"I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true."
— Dorothy Parker
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
"Be excellent to each other."
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
— Oscar Wilde
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon
Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon
You can fix everything but a blank page.
- Nora Roberts
I love these lists, Kady! So many good books and quotes!! Thank you again for being here today!
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.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.