The Virtu - Sarah Monette

Florian's little thank you letter to Mildmay is so sweet.

 

I also really appreciate how Mehitabel doesn't make fun of Mildmay for not being able to read. She's turning into a proper friend. She's noticed the change between Felix and Mildmay in ways the others haven't. Midway needs a friend like her that worries about him and doesn't want to see him trod on by other people. She respects Mildmay more than he respects himself.

 

Mehitabel is a new favourite of mine. She's a good person with awesome skills and she's not afraid to stand on an even footing with strong characters like Felix.