The Inventor's SecretPaperback - 2015
Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners , Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan and Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines.
In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain's industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire's Machineworks.
From Library Staff
In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.
Imagine a world where steam powers everything, and America lost the Revolution--but they aren't done fighting for their freedom. Part of a series.
America lost its revolution, but patriotism is not dead. Charlotte and her fellow rebels continue to fight for freedom, but will a newcomer with no memory threaten everything they hope to accomplish? Technology: Steampunk
Pair with "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke for an alternate history with magic, all wrapped up in the gear filled realities of Steampunk.