If you like Pacific Rim, you'll enjoy Emily Skrutskie's work. TASU had the giant sea monsters, Hullmetal Girls has the drift technology. You guys know how I love telepathy stories.
TASU was f/f, so the author was very clear about the fact that Hullmetal Girls wasn't, so that her readers wouldn't be disappointed. Still, this is a queer book. Aisha is aroace (the word is used on page). There's also a pansexual boy and a trans girl.