Agatha H and the Airship City - Girl Genius # 1

Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio

The difficult beginning aside, where it took a while to adapt to the alternating point of views, once I hit page 50 I was hooked. 

This is how I like my steampunk. The steampunk elements aren't merely incidental but rather the central part of the story. This book promises lots of retro futuristic science, odd inventions and constructs going out of control. It's young-adult without all the familiar tropes. I recommend this series to anyone seeking a light, fun, and fast-paced read with loads of humour. There were quite some times I laughed out loud. 

I liked every character in this book. The supposedly villain in this story is quite an odd man, I can't seem to place him in one particular camp.

One of the characters in Agatha H is a talking cat! Krosp the cat is hilarious: [...] he stood and placed his right paw upon Agatha's forehead. "I accept your fealty," he said. "Next time, don't forget the milk." I hope we will read more of him in the sequel.

This is the novelisation of the graphic novel series of the same name. I haven't read the graphic novel yet. Personally, I thought its translation into a narrative novel was a success. The writing was evocative, the images were defiling before my eyes like a movie. I will need to check out the graphic novel in the near future.