Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Book Review: Goliath
Book: Goliath (Leviathan #3)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: SciFi, Alternate History (YA)
Page Count: 543
Favorite Character: This is difficult, I love all of these characters so much. Probably Deryn, though.
Plot: (From Goodreads)
Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren’t technically enemies.
The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy.
This was a perfect conclusion to this series. First off, I just want to compliment the art in this book, I wish more novels were illustrated. Steampunk ones specially. Keith Thompson did an amazing job at it and it adds just that extra element to the story.
If you've never read this series, then you should read it. It's one of my favorites, and possibly my favorite Steampunk. They were among the first Steampunk books I read. So if you haven't read this books then what have you been doing? Go pick up the first one!