The Crooked Castle by Sarah Jean Horwitz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you haven't read the first in this series, you should still be able to understand and appreciate this second entry.
The setting here is a port town, one where hot air ships arrive and take off from abroad. Carmer and Grit are heading there when they meet up with a astronaut heading to Rinka Tinka's Wonder Show (ok, Grit causes his balloon to... well... crash). Once there, Carmer is asked to investigate the supposed sabotage of several ships and systems. That investigation will spread from the human world of Carmer to Grit's fairy world, with predictable results.
I love the steampunk/fairy combination, and Grit is not your average fairy princess. Can't wait for book three!
ARC provided by publisher.