Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday (22)--Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Release Date: October 6, 2009 from Simon Pulse
The year is 1914 and Europe, armed with futuristic machines and biotechnology, is on the precipice of war. Prince Aleksandar is fleeing for his life, having discovered that his parents have been assassinated and that he is now a target for the Clanker Powers, a group determined to take over the globe with their mechanical machinery. They will stop at nothing to get what they want, so Alek knows his only choice is to keep on running. When he meets Deryn Sharpe, an orphan girl who has disguised herself as a boy so she can to join the British Air Service, they form an uneasy, but necessary, alliance. But the pair will soon discover that their emerging friendship will dramatically change their lives and the entire course of the Great World War...
I love Scott Westerfeld....like a lot. The Uglies series is one of my absolute favorite series of all time, probably my favorite YA series. I already think the man's a genius. Then he uses his awesomeness to write steampunk, which is one of my fave genres. Basically it's like two worlds of awesome colliding together to create the ultimate awesome. Did I mention it's gonna be awesome? And that cover???? Argh, must read soon.
Can't wait, can't wait. Please oh great book gods hear my plea and send Leviathan to me. Begging with poetry?! I'm not above it people.
Can't wait to see what everyone else is waiting on this week.
Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.