Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Behemoth (Leviathan, Book 2) by Scott Westerfeld
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 5, 2010)
Amazon Description:

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.

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I am so in love with this series! I got caught up in the story immediately and was hooked. Escapes, captures, sabotage, and revolution...Behemoth is one of the most action-packed books I have ever read. There were some very close calls for both Deryn and Alek, but they are resourceful and tenacious. Alek has found a wonderful friend in Deryn and vice versa, but Deryn is keeping a secret...she is actually a girl. She thinks that if Alek finds out then he will just think of her as a lowly commoner. This situation adds an important quality to this book, which is deep emotion. Although what I really love about this book is the action it would seem empty without something more and that is why Alek and Deryn's friendship and secrets make Behemoth a worthwhile read. I had extremely high hopes for Behemoth because I loved Leviathan so much, and this book surpassed my expectations. Now I will have to impatiently await the next book.

5/5

I received this review copy through Simon & Schuster Galley Grab. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Clover said...

I'm jealous that you've already read this book! I adore Scott Westerfeld and this series, if the first book is anything to go by!