Monday, December 20, 2010
Hola! It was recommended that I read Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. The book starts with two vastly different people in equally different circumstances. The characters live in counties that are in a constant struggle -between those who are "Clanker" and those who are "Darwinist". Both have incredible technology but use it in opposing ways. Deryn is a hopeful, Darwinist girl, concealing her gender under the name "Dylan", in an attempt to be an airman. Whereas Alek is the son of a Clanker archduke, often compared to the child Mozart. When the impending war throws them together, how will they survive their opposing views, let alone their common enemy? I liked this book a lot, though some of the concepts were rather creepy (like mutating animals!). The characters were realistic and I thought that the dangers they faced would be very relevant in their world. Overall, I enjoyed this book, however I thought some parts were a little bit boring. Three stars.