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Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
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Dec 21, 10

bookshelves: young-adult, fantasy, historical
Read from December 01 to 16, 2010

Behemoth takes place where Leviathan leaves off, with our protagonists Alek and Deryn/Dylan on their way to Istanbul aboard the flying whale(literally) or a ship. The plot unfolds there as the two uncover Germany's building alliance with Ottoman Empire that will pose a problem for the west in the coming war.

The steam-punk world that Westerfeld has built is so freaking cool, I simply can't get enough of it. The balance and contrast between the Darwinist Western Nations and the Klanker East both have very unique feels and keep my interest from the first page to the last. It certainly doesn't hurt that the plot is exciting and action-packed as well, creating a great package for boy readers who just want something fun to read.

If you were a fan of the first, there is really no reason not to go pick this up. This is, in my humble opinion, Westerfeld's best series and I can't wait to see where the story goes next.

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