Category Archives: Victorian

The Transference Engine by Julia Verne St. John

The Transference Engine By Julia Verne St. John Editions: ebook, paperback,} Published: July 5th 2016 by DAW Genre: Adult Historical (Victorian) Steampunk Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Interesting Madame Magdala has settled comfortably into her new life in London, as the proprietress of the Book View Café, a coffee shop and extensive library. Her silent partner is Ada Lovelace, who will one day become the world’s first computer programmer—but who now is simply the young woman for whom Madame Magdala was a nursery maid. Ten Read more [...]

Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan

Julia Vanishes (Witch's Child #1) By Catherine Egan Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: June 7th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Exciting! Julia has the unusual ability to be…unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses. It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned—crime pays. Her Read more [...]

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1) By Deanna Raybourn Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: September 1st 2015 by NAL/Penguin Genre: Adult Historical Mystery Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Entirely delectable! London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional Read more [...]

The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris

The Diamond Conspiracy (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #4) By Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris Editions: ebook, paperback Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Ace Genre: Adult Historical Steampunk Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Delightful For years, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has enjoyed the favor of Her Majesty the Queen. But even the oldest loyalties can turn in a moment… Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic Read more [...]