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
*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!