Westerfeld, Scott

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416971757
Branch Call Number: FIC W
Characteristics: 485 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Keith 1982-Illustrator


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Dec 29, 2014

This sequel to Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan sucks you in from the first sentence and doesn't let you go until the last word is read; only to leave you gasping for breath and the next book. The breathtaking streets of Constantinople and strange characters you will meet there will have you in stitches with their dry, wity, banter.

I whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone with a love of adventure and humer. I hope you have plenty of time before bed or you will be up rather late because you will not be able to put it down though. Enjoy!

Sep 08, 2014

dang if this is as good as the first book i cant wait to read

Apr 21, 2014

This was an amazing book! I really liked "Leviathan", but I liked "Behemoth even better. I really got attached to the characters. I like this book better because of the fast plot line, so the book moves faster. Also, the tension between all the characters is great. All these things combined, and more, kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. I also like the alternate history Scott Westerfeld put into this book, and some of the history parts are true, such as the locals of the city do call Constantinople "Istanbul". I highly recommend this book!

Jul 05, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Jun 01, 2013
  • 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?

Mar 21, 2013
  • 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?

Feb 25, 2013

can't wait to read!

Jan 25, 2013

This is an awesome book

Dec 23, 2012

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

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!

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

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

Jul 30, 2012

"Alick! your being a Dumbkrogf!"

funnyest beastie lover line ever! LOL XD!

Feb 05, 2012

"It's almost like...I'm in love."
"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????"

Feb 05, 2012

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

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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