This are on my TBR pile
The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1) by Rod Duncan
Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better…
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
Agatha H and the Airship City (Girl Genius Novels #1) by Phil Foglio, Phil Foglio, Kaja Floglio
Years after the Industrial Revolution escalated into all-out warfare, Europa is controlled by tyrannical Sparks, mad scientists who rule over the hapless population with clockwork armies, bizarre inventions and unchecked power. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, frustrated student Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, Agatha seems destined for a lacklustre career as a lab assistant. But when the University is overthrown by the ruthless Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha is taken prisoner aboard his massive airship?and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.