Gail Carriger's Imprudence
As much as I enjoy this world and these characters, I felt just a little bit impatient with this followup to Garriger's Prudence. Once again, I wasn't feeling the romance--which played a much bigger part here than in the first one--and there wasn't much to speak of, plot-wise (attacks for a reason that is not revealed in a timely manner, secrets for no reason, the inevitable journey on a dirigible, etc). At least the mild Orientalism is balanced out by a character who calls out imperialism? And Alexia is in fine form, and I liked the budding romance between two ladies. But otherwise I was kind of eh about this? B.