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.


  1. Yesss. Scott Westerfeld is just amazing. I completely agree with the guy being a genius. I mean, the Uglies trilogy/quartet and his other books, and now this? I need this book. Oh, and by the way, great pick! :)

    - Alex

  2. This seriously looks good. I read his Midnighters series and hopefully will start reading Uglies this week. :)

  3. I'm very curious about steam-punk. And the cover is wild. I like how on top of the title, it looks like mechanical wings.

  4. This sounds fabulous. The UK cover isn't as cool though.

  5. This one sounds so good. We got a proof sent to work but I ahven't read it yet. I agree with Sophie.. our UK cover is a bit strange!


  7. me too! looking forward to how he will amaze us with his storytelling. i also loved the uglies series.