The Viper and The Urchin is a great steampunk fantasy (set in an original world) with a lot of well-rounded female characters. Most of the cast is female, including an awesomely gruff mechanic.
Also, the one main male character (a foppish assassin) is definitely NOT your typical guy – he’s a poet, and he completely loses it at the sight of blood. Once you learn about his backstory, you find out there’s a good reason for that, though.
I’d highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun, different steampunk/fantasy with lots of cool female characters!! Even if you’re not into typical steampunk, you should totally give this book a try. It has a perfect 5-star review score on Amazon, so I’m not the only reader who thinks so.