Behemoth (Leviathan Series #2)

Behemoth (Leviathan Series #2)

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----SOBBY_love--- More than 1 year ago
I hopped from Leviathan to Behemoth and I couldnt have been more happy with a sequel. The creatures and machines in this story makes me wish that they actually exist and the characters are easily relatable! I CANNOT wait for the next one, I will be marking it down on my calender!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was epic ! :) so is#2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book that matched that of the first. This book is one of the best books ever! A good reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You would be crazy not to get this book.
Aeranthae More than 1 year ago
The war is still raging: In this sequel to Westerfeld's Leviathan, World War I is still raging across Europe. And yet again, Deryn and Alek are on another adventure. Westerfeld keeps the excitement flowing through this second book as the airship, Leviathan, heads for the Ottoman Empire. I loved the action in this novel and Westerfeld's attention to detail, especially concerning the variety of cultures when they arrive in the Empire. It really added life to the story Details, details, details: One of the best things about this novel, in my opinion, is the attention to detail. Those little descriptions here and there really made things seem realistic despite the alternative view of the world during that time period. Pictures!: I thought I grew out of picture books but the illustrations throughout Behemoth really provided a great visual for some of the stranger aspects of the novel. What Westerfeld didn't describe was depicted beautifully in the pictures. After finishing the novel, I actually went back to look at them all. Once again, Westerfeld leaves me wanting more, but we'll all have to wait for Goliath until September.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely this entire series
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Deryn is a girl posing as a boy and serving in the British Air Services aboard the Leviathan as it heads to the capital of the Ottoman Empire on a secret mission. Alek, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, is also aboard the Leviathan posing as a commoner among his men. Together these Clankers and Darwinists have forged an uneasy alliance born out of necessity. But when war comes to the airship, everything changes. The year is 1914. The British Darwinists and their fabricated beasties have declared war against Austria-Hungary and their Clanker war machines. The rest of the world sits, waiting, on the brink of war. As the threat of war looms closer, Alek finds himself running out of options. He can't stay aboard the Leviathan any longer and risk becoming a prisoner of war. But can he ask his only friend, Dylan Sharp, to commit treason by helping him escape? Deryn knows that Alek has to leave the airship. She knows the he should go. But no matter what she tells herself Deryn doesn't want him to go. How can the one person who trusts her completely also be the one she can't share her biggest secret with? Alek and Deryn should be on opposite sides of this conflict but instead they have become fast friends. As the two make their way through the mysterious and dangerous city of Istanbul they just might find a way to stop this war in its tracks in Behemoth (2010) by Scott Westerfeld with illustrations by Keith Thompson. Behemoth is the sequel to Leviathan. It's also the second book in Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy. This book is filled with everything that made Leviathan great and then some. Westerfeld's reimagined world is just as vivid and compelling as before. The action is just as exciting. There is alternate history. There is steampunk. There are beasties, walkers and a lot of people making insinuations by saying "Mr. Sharp" repeatedly.* There will be humor. Oh, and those mysterious eggs from Leviathan? They totally hatch in Behemoth. Deryn's secret continues to weigh heavily, especially when it comes to Alek. Meanwhile Alek, almost literally, has the weight of the world on his shoulders as he works to find a way to end the war. Westerfeld also spends more time on a lot of favorite secondary characters (including Dr. Barlow and Count Volger, my personal favorites) and world building as we see an Istanbul very unlike the one we know and learn more about familiar characters. The scope and detail Westerfeld brings to this book (and which Thompson brings to his delightful illustrations) is truly astounding. Behemoth is an excellent addition to a wonderful trilogy, possibly even better than the first in the trilogy. This is a book that really exceeds all expectations and will leave readers eagerly waiting for Goliath, the forthcoming conclusion to a stunning trilogy. Possible Pairings: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers with illustrations by Kelly Murphy, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Firefly (television series) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (graphic novel and movie), The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (television series), Serenity (movie) *Sometimes one line can really make a book. Believe it or not, "Mr. Sharp." might be the line of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its one of the Must Reads (: i love this book . I wont say that if you dont like this book then ur stupid or stuff like thay because everyone has their opinion . So just sayin for the people out there , this book is problably reccommended to ages 9 and up . When i read this , i got confused a little because i never got t read the first one . Soooooooooo ... ya . Hope you enjy this book ! Lydia Munchkin(: age 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the boom if you don't read u r weid
J3v0n More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Leviathan and Behemoth. Where do I begin on how good Behemoth is? Like its predecessor, Behemoth tells an amazing story that draws inspiration from WW 1. Lead characters, Alek and Deryn, with the supporting characters (some familiar, some brand new) keep the plot exciting and moving. No doubt, the art work is phenomenal, but if it was absent, the prose still does a good job of visualizing a war that is both familiar and bizarre. If real history books were written like and exciting as this, maybe I would have my BA in history. Oh well, I'm lookin' forward to Goliath.
NikkiatBooksMW More than 1 year ago
This series keeps getting better and better. I waited to read this one until Goliath came out because I knew I'd want to head straight for it. The world that Westerfeld created within our own past is a piece of perfection. Characters, characters, characters. I feel right at home with these. It is like we all have went to school together since kindergarten and know each others' every move. The relationships take sweet little twists and turns this time around. Ins and outs are shown and we learn more about our little friends this time. Now, in fear of releasing to much, I will say that Goliath will definitely epic on this level... The storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat in this one. There's many plot lines going on at the same time, but they intertwine in some small and big ways. And, oh, the tangled web we weave as Alek and Deryn are both challenged to stand up into positions that are way beyond their years. Their shortcomings and successes make this a definite win for anyone!
Siara Buck More than 1 year ago
A brilliant sequal to ann exstrordinary triolgy
Donovan Newman More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books ever read! Keep up the good work!;)
DixiE_NORMOUS More than 1 year ago
Amazing book that keeps you hooked from start to finish.
Jarod3 More than 1 year ago
wonderfull book i can't wait for the next one to come out.
Felicia_220 More than 1 year ago
Behemoth is a great follow-up to Leviathan! I really enjoyed Leviathan, and enjoyed Behemoth so much more. Scott Westerfeld really changed things up in this book! Deryn and Alek seem to be starting to unwind as this series is ending...I can't wait for Goliath to come out!
Rebecca Hirsch More than 1 year ago
fantastic. is there a third one? if so, whats its name?
Justin Mullins More than 1 year ago
The secound one made the series even more addicting
cynthia mantyh More than 1 year ago
i didnt thimk this series would be any good but its a great book if u like fiction. definitly an odd book though
Britt Phillips More than 1 year ago
i usually think that sequals cant beat the first but this story is definitly an exception!!!!!
-MetalHeart- More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful sequel to Leviathan, and just as gripping. These books would make an awesome CGI movie! It has many moments of suspense that leave you on your seat, and I for one cannot wait until Alek figures out what "Dylan's" Secret is! I can't wait for the next and final book in the Leviathan Trilogy!!!
thewormsapple More than 1 year ago
I blog on The Worm's Apple, a book blog. I've been waiting for this book to come out, and I immediately went and bought it. If you haven't read leviathan, do so and then check back. If you have, I don't want to spoil the story, but I will give you more of a feel for it on my blog. However, I shall tell you who I recommend it to:Everyone. (; .It is a good book for readers who love fiction, sci-fi, action, anything and everything. Whatever you like, whatever you're nuts about, this series is for you. I love it, and if you like any thing exiting, or a story where you are thinking again and again, "when will they tell their secret(s)? this is driving me nuts!" you'll love this. find a book and read!check out my blog for more book ideas/recommendations
BookwormMama2014 More than 1 year ago
As the world plunges into The Great War, the Leviathan travels to the Ottoman Empire in hopes of keeping the peace with the Emperor. Follow Deryn and Alek as they travel around the world. These books abound with secret missions, new beasts and machines, hidden lies and truths that are (FINALLY) revealed and many historical figures encountered. As you may have guessed, I have a problem with binge reading. When I find a series that I am IN LOVE with, I won't stop until I am finished! However, most of the time I need to wait six months to a year before the next installment. Thankfully that was not the case with Mr. Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Trilogy. My favorite beastie by far is the perspicacious loris. I want one!!! It was so much fun reading this alternate history of WWI. Learning a few interesting details about the war that did in fact happen along the way. Although Mr. Westerfeld has made some definite changes to history in this book, it was very entertaining and engrossing. I love the whole idea behind this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago