Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Continues the story of Austrian Prince Alek who, in an alternate 1914 Europe, eludes the Germans by traveling in the Leviathan to Constantinople, where he faces a whole new kind of genetically-engineered warships.
Authors: Westerfeld, Scott
Statement of Responsibility: written by Scott Westerfeld ; illustrated by Keith Thompson
Title: Behemoth
Publisher: New York :, Simon Pulse,, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
Characteristics: 485 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
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  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


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  • CinnamonC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Possibly my favorite book of all time. : ) Adventure, fabricated beasties, a girl disguised as a boy- what more could you want?

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  • Majorhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Doesn't quite live up to the first book but it is really close. Really makes you hate you're totally normal and bland life actually. Really, who wouldn't like a robot or fabricated animals?

This is an awesome book

i bet wonderland is taking names from this series! if they open a roller coaster called Goliath.... but a place in quebec has!!!!

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • BookLvr07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great sequel to Leviathan! The first book was a little better considering the fact that it took me a little longer to get into it. I can't wait to read Goliath!

Love it! i side my self with Clankers however. i'm a mecha Neerd so i like robots. but i could sunnugle up to a bistie if i had to.

Report This Jul 11, 2012
  • hollyheartsYA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this series like WHOA! The history geek in me revels in the alternate universe that Westerfeld has created occuring during World War I with the Darwinists (Allied Powers) versus the Clankers (Axis Powers). Deryn/Dylan continues to be an amazing character, although in Behemoth we get a lot more development of Alek's character. He's definitely growing into himself, gaining more confidence and assuming a more commanding attitude. New characters provide some twists and turns both humorous and tragic. Also, Kevin Thompson's illustrations are so incredibly beautiful and really bring alive this series, every time I came upon one my eyes perked up, studying the detailed art and making sighs of appreciation. So much emotion is felt through the pictures, especially the full two page spread of the Behemoth, it literally took my breath away, frightening and awesome at the same time. Big secrets yet to be revealed, so I eagerly anticipate reading Goliath the third and last volume in this series which was just released!

Report This Jun 28, 2012
  • andrewgraphics rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sequel to "Leviathan" (that I read a couple of weeks ago). Excellent sequel, but not quite an excellent book: it picks up on the story started in the previous book and moves things along, but no great developments or fascinating new ideas such as we saw in the first book. That said, a great, rollicking adventure, written for kids but appropriate for everyone. I will definitely read the final book in the trilogy.

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Report This May 28, 2013
  • CinnamonC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt."

"Alick! your being a Dumbkrogf!" funnyest beastie lover line ever! LOL XD!

"It's almost like...I'm in love." "What!" "I know it's silly, but if things were different..." "But...have you guessed already? Am I that obvious? What if... things were different. Urgh! What are you saying?" "I think...I'm in love with your ship." "With the Leviathan????"

"Don't be silly, young man. It's elephants all the way down."

Report This Jan 25, 2012
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The only sound from the birdcage was Bovril's maniacal laughter.


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