Leviathan has been one of my favorite words ever since I read Moby Dick in college. It was even in the title of one of the best episodes ever of Deadwood (“The Leviathan Smiles“).
The Leviathan in Scott Westerfeld’s book of the same name is less sinister than those two examples, but no less interesting. To save myself valuable summary time, here is the (awesome) book trailer:
The excellent ReaderGirlz blog has an amazing array of Leviathan content at the moment, so I suggest you spend some time over there. As for myself, all I can really add to the conversation is that I really enjoyed reading this book, I’m pleased to see steampunk making an entry into the YA canon, and I can’t wait to read the next book, Behemoth, and see what is in those blasted little eggs.
for sci-fi, alternate history, and steampunk fans of all ages.
Reviewed from a library copy.