Er. Sorry I'm always uploading things to scraps.
I just recently read the excellent Leviathan
by Scott Westerfeld. (I'm currently reading through the second book, Behemoth
It's a pretty fun and quick read. It is also quite the excellent Steampunk series. An AU WWI with lots of intense action, machinery and bio-engineered, strange animals, along with awesome scientist and aeronaut ladies and dorky princes.
GO READ IT.