The Hidden Coronet (Relic-Master #3) by Catherine Fisher: This book was dominated by the sense of building towards the end and the final book. There are some big secrets revealed, but lots left to be resolved. As with all of the Relic Master books, I found this a very fast read, which is nice sometimes. However, I do think that emotional investment is a bit lacking, because it’s so fast I don’t feel like I have time to know the characters.
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton: I don’t have too much to say about this one, because I loved it! Jo Walton is pretty much always great. Here she writes a Victorian novel of manners (AND, I was SO happy, this really is Victorian, not Austenesque!) whose main characters are dragons. Also, brilliant use of Tennyson.