Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.
My Review: I've been dying to read this ever since I accidentally discovered that Westerfeld was coming out with a new novel. Believe me, it was worth the wait. I practically read this in one day. During school. Despite what that says about my total obsessiveness, Leviathan is probably one of Westerfeld's best novels to date. I literally could not put this book down.
The whole alternate reality/world is so well thought out I would want to live in it. Who wouldn't want to fly around in a zepplin/whale?! The Darwinists and the Clankers are completely genius and it coincides so well with history. Westerfeld took a small travesty that started WWI and turned it into a whole different world. The characters are believable and good hearted. However it seems that everyone has their own little secrets. I don't want to give much away, so all I can say is GO BUY IT! I'm already dying for the sequel.
Posted by Ky at 8:57 AM