Soulless by Gail Carriger won several accolades when it was first published. And the Parasol Protectorate series just seems to be gaining steam (Did you see what I did there?) with Changeless which recently came out and Blameless which is due out this fall.
A delicious literary mashup set in an alternate history where Queen Victoria’s realm is filled with vampires, werewolves, and dirigibles; the series features a bluestocking, parasol wielding heroine and a true leader of the pack as her romantic interest. Part steampunk, part urban fantasy, part romance – they add up to clever and engaging books.