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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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Jun 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, ya, steampunk, anglophile
Read from June 24 to 25, 2010

This was, in the words of Deryn, Barking Brilliant!!!

I really did enjoy this. I found that the 2 stories meshed beautifully. I will admit that I like Deryn's story better tho... I am always a sucker for a girl dressed as a boy to do a derring do.

Steampunk, alternative history set during the beginnings of WWI. Clunkers are people who rely on machinery. Darwinists are people who rely on DNA built animals. The story is actually written about 15 yr olds, but is skews younger. I didn't mind. The tale itself was too fascinating.

Want to give it more stars, but waiting for the other parts of the trilogy.

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Reading Progress

06/24/2010 page 80
17.0% "Holy crap this is both a quick read and an engaging one!"
06/25/2010 page 150
32.0% "like scooping giant spoonfuls of icecream in your mouth."

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