Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: 5/5 for Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Hardcover, 481 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Simon Pulse
Source: Purchased
Buy the book: Amazon : B&N : Goodreads

From Goodreads:

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.
This series keeps getting better and better. I waited to read this one until Goliath came out because I knew I'd want to head straight for it. The world that Westerfeld created within our own past is a piece of perfection.

Characters, characters, characters. I feel right at home with these. It is like we all have went to school together since kindergarten and know each others' every move. The relationships take sweet little twists and turns this time around. Ins and outs are shown and we learn more about our little friends this time. Now, in fear of releasing to much, I will say that Goliath will definitely epic on this level...

The storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat in this one. There's many plot lines going on at the same time, but they intertwine in some small and big ways. And, oh, the tangled web we weave as Alek and Deryn are both challenged to stand up into positions that are way beyond their years. Their shortcomings and successes make this a definite win for anyone!


Annette said...

You are right. Love this one, and I think Goliath is even better!

.alana. said...

Thanks for the review! Sounds soo exciting and full of adventure!

HollyG said...

I with Annette on this, Goliath is fantastic,completely worth the entire YEAR I had to wait for it! I want a Perspicacious pet more then anything now.

Demijel said...

OMG I NEED TO READ THIS SERIES. I am going through a steampunk withdrawal. Honestly, it's killing me. Great choice!

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