2012/05/31

Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)Title:Leviathan
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Series: :Leviathan
My rating: Delete It

Summary:Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

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 Thoughts:
I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time now. I finally decided to so it. I am not that sure what it was, but the book was not that enjoyable as I was expecting.

The characterization and narrative go, there is not much here that will surprise or challenge the reader...but the novel does have charm, lots of it. Don't expect to get your mind blown, but it is certainly a pleasant way to spend a few hours. I gave it 3 stars based on the illustrations throughout the book are fantastic.

It sure was different with sides Darwinist vs Clankers in the makings of WWI. An organic ship or machinery or a mechanical one.hmmm. I am thinking that this type of steampunk is not for me.

If you read this book, what were your thoughts of this work?

5 comments:

  1. I liked this book, but I have yet to read the sequels. I guess I liked his other books better.

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  2. I rather enjoyed the series. I think Westerfeld did a surprisingly good job of balancing his two protagonists and their opposing views, as well as their different stories. And as a reader with a particular affinity for books about the Great War, I quite liked this reimagining. It's mostly charm, as you say, but I found that it filled a nice niche in my personal reading diet.

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  3. I love Westerfeld and am wanting to read this. I still will of course but it's great to read a review of.

    His Uglies series was awesome!

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  4. I think that maybe I should try his other work as well..:)) Any suggestions for other steampunk books?

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  5. The cover looks cool. I am not a big fan of alternate history / steampunk though... I just can't get into it.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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