Book of the Week: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld


Title: Leviathan #2: Behemoth

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Genre: Steampunk

Rating:5 out of 5

Blurb: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 

Thoughts: I read Leviathon a little while ago and really enjoyed it. I was excited to find the sequel, Behemoth, when I returned Leviathan to the library.

I like the way these books are written, taking real facts and twisting them to fit into this amazing story. I was delighted every time I recognized real facts.

Normally I'm good at guessing what is coming up in a story, but in Behemoth I couldn't. Most of the surprises were well kept, making it a very exciting read.

Have you read Behemoth? What did you think? Are you good at guessing plots?

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  1. I'm often good at guessing plots, and I want to read this book!.... our library does not have it though.

    1. I hope you find a copy somewhere! It's definitely worth a read.