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Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
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Jan 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: steampunk, historical-fiction, illustrated-novels, young-adult, military

Excellent.

Scott Westerfeld is the king of YA, and he shows us why with the conclusion to his newest series, Leviathan.

Goliath roars with a strong momentum from the previous installment, offering some of the best creative world-building I've ever seen, mixed in with strong male and female characters, intense action, a believable romance, and an unpredictable story. And, as always, Keith Thompson's highly detailed artwork accompanying this novel is simply gorgeous, making this series not only worth buying, but also buying in print. The heavy, high-quality paper is simply no substitute for any ebook reader.

The strength of our heroine, Deryn, and her romance with Alex especially, is a standard that all YA books should strongly follow. It's there, but not overpowering, and Westerfeld prioritzes it accordingly within the chaos and constant threat of war all around them.

I started this year with Behemoth, and am ending it with Goliath in the final month. The Leviathan trilogy was a long and marvelous adventure, and one that I would love to journey all over again.

A+

EDIT: A bonus chapter with new artwork has now been exclusively posted by Scott Westerfeld at scottwesterfeld.com/blog.
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Reading Progress

January 11, 2011 – Shelved
January 11, 2011 – Shelved as: steampunk
January 11, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
November 18, 2011 – Started Reading
November 18, 2011 –
page 1
0.17%
November 21, 2011 –
page 172
29.86%
December 3, 2011 –
page 222
38.54%
December 7, 2011 –
page 250
43.4%
December 8, 2011 –
page 320
55.56%
December 9, 2011 –
page 426
73.96%
December 9, 2011 – Shelved as: illustrated-novels
December 9, 2011 –
page 450
78.13%
December 9, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
December 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2016 – Shelved as: military

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Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ Couldn't agree more. It was so wonderful. ^_^


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