I've read five books since last Monday, and am - according to Goodreads - 58% of the way through a sixth. Four of these books were part of The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, which you should all go and read.
I borrowed the first book in the series, Soulless, from the library in late January and absolutely adored it. But in typical fashion, my library didn't have book 2 (They seem to do this bizarre thing where they buy every book in a series EXCEPT book 2). So I went onto Book Depository, where the books were $8 each for the first four, and $6 to preorder the last, which was released last week. Uh, SCORE.
Anyway, the books arrived and I proceeded to read them back to back. And I'm now I'm stuck desperately wishing that there were more than five books in the series. Thankfully, it's been left open for a spin off in the future.
The books are based in Victorian London, but a London where vampires, werewolves and ghosts are common. They're hugely witty and filled with wonderful characters. So basically, if you want to read something that's kind of a cross between Charles Dickens and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with a dose of steampunk thrown in for good measure, you should go and check out the Parasol Protectorate. Because they're brilliant.
Oh, and Gina has done fantasy casts of the first two books here and here, if you're curious. I hope like hell they turn them into movies some day, because THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.
PS. Sorry this isn't particularly exciting. I've had blogger's block for the past few days and just wanted to write SOMETHING in the hopes of pushing through it! Fingers crossed that's the end of it...