15 steampunk books that are so good even adults love them

Aug 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET

The steampunk literary genre (featuring Victorian clothes, steam-powered technology and some seriously kick-ass women) is all the rage right now. What are some of the best books to get you started in this world of adventure and sometimes romance? Well, I've got 15 to get you going, but once you start, you won't be able to stop.

1 /15: 'The Diabolical Miss Hyde' by Viola Carr

1/15 :'The Diabolical Miss Hyde' by Viola Carr

2 /15: 'The Goblin Emperor' by Katherine Addison

2/15 :'The Goblin Emperor' by Katherine Addison

3 /15: 'The Time Roads' by Beth Bernobich

3/15 :'The Time Roads' by Beth Bernobich

4 /15: 'Affinity Bridge' by George Mann

4/15 :'Affinity Bridge' by George Mann

5 /15: 'Boneshaker' by Cherie Priest

5/15 :'Boneshaker' by Cherie Priest

6 /15: 'Breath of Earth' by Beth Cato

6/15 :'Breath of Earth' by Beth Cato

7 /15: 'The Brass Giant' by Brooke Johnson

7/15 :'The Brass Giant' by Brooke Johnson

8 /15: 'Soulless' by Gail Carriger

8/15 :'Soulless' by Gail Carriger

9 /15: 'Steal the Sky' by Megan E. O'Keefe

9/15 :'Steal the Sky' by Megan E. O'Keefe

10 /15: 'Stormdancer' by Jay Kristoff

10/15 :'Stormdancer' by Jay Kristoff

11 /15: 'The Clockwork Dagger' by Beth Cato

11/15 :'The Clockwork Dagger' by Beth Cato

12 /15: 'Karen Memory' by Elizabeth Bear

12/15 :'Karen Memory' by Elizabeth Bear

13 /15: 'Retribution Falls' by Chris Wooding

13/15 :'Retribution Falls' by Chris Wooding

14 /15: 'Leviathan' by Scott Westerfeld

14/15 :'Leviathan' by Scott Westerfeld

15 /15: 'The Court of the Air' by Stephen Hunt

15/15 :'The Court of the Air' by Stephen Hunt