The Peculiars by Maureen McQuerry
Set in the Victorian town of Scree, this imaginative steampunk novel is a winner. Scree is home to Peculiars, people who are have genetic abnormalities resulting in wings or goblinism. Peculiars are shunned by greater society. Lena’s grandmother constantly tells her she inherited her extremely long hands and feet (signs of goblinism) from her father, who left when she was very young. Is Lena’s father a Peculiar? When Lena turns 18, she sets out in search of her father, which turns into a huge adventure. Ultimately about “belonging”, The Peculiars has elements of romance, adventure, science fiction and fantasy all rolled into a rollicking good read!