Monday, June 3, 2013

Review #1498 Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Review: #1498
Book: Behemoth
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Rating: four stars (out of four)
Release date: Oct. 5, 2010
Pages: 481
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: own

Picking up right where the action left in the last book, Westerfeld unfolds more of his Steampunk fantasy. I fell in love with the world in the first book and was anxious to see how things would turn out in the next books, so I somewhat impatiently waited for books two and three to come out so I could devour them in one sitting.

I loved the further development of characters and seeing how they were both alike but different at the same time. I’m also a sucker when girls pretend to be boys in novels. I’m highly interested in the drama that goes along with that and seeing how things play out. This book did remind me a little of Bloody Jack. And Behemoth was just as engaging as Leviathan and I liked seeing the story progress. It had the typical Westerfeld action/drama while also incorporating some spectacular Steampunk lingo. I loved seeing how Westerfeld imagined a world that had gone the steam engine route instead. And of course, another element I loved was the WHOLE idea of a living, BREATHING ship. Stunning!

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