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Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Authors: Westerfeld, Scott
Title: Leviathan
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
Characteristics: 440 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Keith - 1982-
ISBN: 9781416971733
1416971734
Branch Call Number: YA WESTERF
Statement of Responsibility: written by Scott Westerfeld ; illustrated by Keith Thompson
Subject Headings: Science fiction Juvenile fiction Imaginary creatures Fiction Princes Juvenile fiction War stories Genetic engineering Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Science fiction
Imaginary creatures
Princes
War stories
Genetic engineering
LCCN: 2009000881
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Aug 11, 2014
  • dragonette rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AWESOME I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH IT IS A MUST READ AND THE SEQUELS ARE EVEN BETTER!!! and they have to make a movie of it!!!

Jul 30, 2014
  • kiko34 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was cool how they were making the animals more attentive to humans but I wish it were set more into the future rather than the past.

May 01, 2014
  • joeh61 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I listened to the book on CD read by Alan Cumming. He really brings the story to life.

Mar 12, 2014
  • qwertyuiop12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If u liked this book I recomend half-made world & Ransom city as well as mortal engines p.s. I want a thylacine -_-

Feb 20, 2014
  • Lightining_975 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

beuatiful

Sep 30, 2013
  • Jenna_LIB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazingly crafted alternative steampunk history of the World War. I loved the Clanker vs Darwinist theme as well as the innovative method of cursing. Strong protagonists that balance each other out well. Entertaining and gorgeously illustrated!

Jun 05, 2013
  • origamicrane1000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish there were more books like this. It isn't a paranormal love triangle fantasy, like many books today are. It's more of an alternate history novel with creative technology. The story sticks to various parts of history but still has an unpredictable plot, and the characters are very fun to read about. Try it! :D

Jun 04, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ienjoyed this book very much. It was a lot of things, and more.

May 18, 2013
  • whdn rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

it was a really good series. highly recommended.

Apr 22, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Leviathan is set in an alternate timeline during World War 1. This timeline has several differences from actual historical events, including that the first assassination attempt on Archduke Franz Ferdinand failed, but he was poisoned later that night.
The most obvious difference between Leviathan and our timeline is the technology. The Allies (‘darwinists’) use genetically modified animals (the Leviathan is a flying whale, which sounds more ridiculous than it is), and the Central Powers (‘clankers’) use steampunk vehicles. Franz Ferdinand’s only son Aleksandar is one of the main characters. Alek spends most of the book on the run in his Stomwalker (a small steampunk walker). The other main character is Deryn/Dylan Sharp, a girl disguised as a boy in the Darwinist army, serving on the Leviathan. A really good book.

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May 01, 2014
  • Mr_Bigfoot rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mr_Bigfoot thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jan 26, 2014
  • orange_cat_517 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

orange_cat_517 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Feb 28, 2013
  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

52107amb thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Nov 20, 2012
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jan 17, 2012
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ElizabethSummer thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Nov 24, 2011
  • SB2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

SB2000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

Nov 13, 2011
  • freeflyer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

freeflyer thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Sep 19, 2011
  • Realization rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 08, 2011
  • tentenli rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alek and "Dylan" Sharp are thrown together in a race to keep their secrets--one hiding his heritage, the other his --or is it her?-- gender.
Altogether a thrilling steampunk novel.

May 04, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Prince Aleksander is on the run from the germans. With his parents dead, he flees to a secret safe house in Switzerland.

Deryn Sharp is disguised as a boy named Dylan, so she can fly. When the ship she works on crashes on a Switzerland glacier, things don't look good. Until she meets a mysterious boy named Alek...

Alek is a clanker; Deryn is a darwinist. But when they work together, they might just be able to find a way off of the glacier.

A steampunk fantasy about World War one that never was...

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Aug 05, 2014
  • dragonette rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: No, it is not a stupid book. It is amazing and well imagined, with great characters and a cool plot.

Feb 19, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Other: stupid book

Feb 28, 2013
  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a lot of fighting in the book nothing to gorey or anything. But it's world war I what do you expect?

Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Nothing too bad, just Deryn's articulate speech. Alek swears at moments.

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Jun 22, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Do you love him?"
Deryn swallowed, then pointed at the screen. "He makes me feel like that. Like flying."

Jun 22, 2014
  • TheresNo_Rush rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag."

Apr 10, 2013
  • Blaziken749 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"No, but have you Clankers ever made a train that can hunt for its own food, or heal itself, or reproduce?"~Dylan (Deryn,) page 273

Feb 28, 2013
  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But I fell. And it's about time too young master- Alek and Klopp

Jan 17, 2012
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Welcome abored the LEVIATHAN, Mr. Sharp. ~message lizard

Dec 25, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oi, beastie!

Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh, I'm always leaving my watch on the tennis courts.
~Deryn
(Alek rolls his eyes)

May 04, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The question is: Do you oil your war machines, or do you feed them?"

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May 17, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'Leviathan' Book Trailer

World War One that never was: The Clankers, who fight with giant machines; The Darwinists, who fabricate animals to fight. Alek is the prince of Austria-Hungary. When his parents are killed, he runs, looking for safety; Deryn is a girl, disguised as a boy so she can live out her dream of flying. Alek is a clanker, Deryn a darwinist. But when there fates collide in Switzerland, they become friends. Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out book two, and on Sept. 20, 2011, book three!

Jun 18, 2010
  • BiblioPhyle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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