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Monday, March 29, 2010

March: postergirlz recommends












Did you totally heart Leviathan? Are you steampunk to the core? Check out these additional postergirlz recommends. They are great companion reads!



Fiction

The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Non-Fiction
Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them by Jillian Venters


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9 comments:

Little Willow said...

Rock on, steampunks!

Jenny Davidson said...

Very kind of you to include my book on a list in such distinguished company!

Little Willow said...

Thanks for dropping by, Jenny! :)

kathleen said...

First, I want to say READ Leviathan. It's so good!

Then this: I am thrilled to be on this list. Anyone who wants to read an excerpt the trilogy books can find them here: http://kathleenduey.com/

Then this: The trilogy is two stories, set in the same city, 200 years apart. The first story causes the second one. By the end of the third book (it's in progress now) about 200 years will have passed in the first story, and about nine will have passed in the second one. It is a dark fantasy with Steam Punk elements.

And finally: I went to DragonCon last year (I will be there again this year)and the steam punk costumes just knocked me over. I stopped a young man and asked him what got him into it. He said, "It's the whole Jules Verne era, that time when more was unknown than known."
Wow. My next book will be even steamier punk, I think!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I think this is an amazing recommend list, postergirlz! Thanks for the info, Kathleen. Sounds awesome!

Little Willow said...

Hi Kathleen! Good luck with your work-in-progress. :)

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Yay! Thanks so much for your interest in my book, and for recommending other reads that look absolutely delicious. I'm eager to check them out...
x,
Marie Rutkoski

Little Willow said...

Thanks, Marie!