The Aeronaut's Windlass

The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim Butcher Steampunk style adventure. Came across as a bit YA when I started reading, but once the action started it improved in that regard.

An ex-Fleet captain of airships now acting as a privateer along with his crew, the daughter of one of the most wealthy families, her warrior-born cousin and a new recruit to the guards (along with her cat) are thrown together after an invasion by a neighbouring Spire.

This is so different to Jim Butcher's Dresden or Codex Alera series. He seems to find a unique style for each one. The characters are well written, the action is exciting and the places are well described.
It really shines in the way characters talk and act, and he has a good turn of phrase that matches each person perfectly.

Will be looking out for book 2.