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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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Oct 15, 09

bookshelves: historical, fantasy, teen
Read in October, 2009

Alt-history steampunk set in a world much like ours at the start of WWI. Two parallel stories and characters that come together as the story unfolds - Deryn, a 15yo Brit girl disguised as a boy on board a living airship made out of whale (and other) dna and Aleks, the orphaned heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, on the run in an awesome 2-legged walker (like star wars imperial walker). Darwinists and Clankers working together...
Opens a new series (hallelujah!) that has much in common with the Airborn series by Oppel, but different enough to be thoroughly engrossing. Loved it.
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Pammie Sounds like my kind of book!


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