Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Behemoth

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

* Published by: Simon & Schuster (US & UK)
* Format: Hardcover (US & UK)
* Release Date: October 5th, 2010 (US)
, October 1st, 2010 (UK)
* On Amazon: here summary:

Possible Leviathan spoilers*

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 ahead.

I seriously can't wait to read this book. Leviathan was a bit of a surprise for me - I didn't think I'd like it at first, and now it's one of my favourite books. It's Edwardian Steampunk (so Mr. Westerfeld told me), and is illustrated throughout by the brilliant Keith Thompson. If you haven't yet read Leviathan, you really should check it out!


Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I loved Leviathan, too and I can't wait Behemoth to be published :)

Noelle Pico said...

So excited for this book! :) Leviathan was such a fun read.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I received Leviathan for Xmas this past year but I haven't given in and read it yet. :( I hope to get to it soon but I really hate waiting for sequels so maybe I'll just wait til book 2 is out. :)

Kate Evangelista said...

I so can't wait for this one too!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

I really need to read the first one - its been waiting patiently on my shelf

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm sure it won;t surprise you to hear that I'm dying for this. It's been too long since I read a Scott Westerfeld novel.

Jesse Owen said...

Ooh! I haven't read Leviathan yet - I think I'll have to investigate.

Sarah said...

I'm really excited for this one too! Like you, I really enjoyed LEviathan.

precious said...

Loved Leviathan! Can't wait for Behemoth to come out! :)