Book Review: Leviathan


Book Title: LeviathanAuthor: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781416971740

Reviewed by: Sacha

Featuring flying whales and lots of action, Leviathan really can't go wrong - or can it? The plot is simple, yet suspenseful. You really can't put this book down once you've started.

Scott Westerfeld manages to take the busy, yet tense continent of Europe during World War 1 and not change what people do, but how they do it. People walk around on legs 5 meters high and fly around on whales. The trilogy lasts for over 900 pages and I was awestruck for all of it.

You can't not call this book historical sci-fi, as people are attempting to kill each other while riding around on mechanical horses and floating around on a dead whale corpse.

In Leviathan, you are dragged into the life of Deryn Sharp, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alex, the heir to the Austria-Hungarian Empire.

I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 11 who doesn't mind having their view of the world taken, shaken, and turned into the unimaginable. I give this book a 9.5 out of 10 as I just loved every bit of it.