I wasn’t a fan of book trailers until I saw this one. Honestly, it’s Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Peeps, so I would have read this book, good trailer or not. But since the trailer was so fantastic I couldn’t wait. After finishing Leviathan this weekend, the book totally lives up to the trailer.
The story takes place on the eve of World War I, in Clanker Austria and Darwinist Britain. Leviathan is great if you like your history less historical and more alternative. Clanker Alek is running from the people who killed his parents for political gain and Darwinist Deryn is training to join the British Air Service as Dylan and must hide her secret.
Fast read, tons of action, intrigue and some great steampunk illustrations. Behemoth, the next book in the series comes out October 2010. Visit Scott Westerfeld’s blog for updates, like how he just got back from a researching trip in Istanbul. Wish I could spend my holiday vacation like that!