Leviathan

by Scott Westerfeld

{ 2009 | Simon Pulse | 440 pgs }

I can’t tell you how much I’d been looking forward to reading this book. And in true Roni fashion, I got it from the library just days before the Romgi was going to buy me a copy for our anniversary. Haha. (If you don’t know, I am uncannily good at spoiling his gifts. It’s kind of a talent.)

Anyway, I heard about Leviathan quite a while before it was released – the publishers did a great job of…publicizing it. Which, really, is part of their job. They made a video trailer to promote the book. Does that happen often? I’ve never seen one before. But you really, really ought to go watch it. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to read the book.

I was not disappointed. The writing was great, and the story was fascinatingly original despite being what I guess is called a revisionist history (the style, of course, is steampunk). I only had one complaint: there was no ending. This is not a stand-alone book, and I had no indication beforehand that such was the case.

But don’t let that deter you! I still heartily recommend Leviathan despite the long wait until who-knows-when the next book in the series is published.

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One Comment on “Leviathan”

  1. Brittany says:

    Oh I really enjoy Westerfield’s books! Didn’t know he had a new one out.. I’ll have to get it!


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