Jul 27, 2013
Behemoth - Scott Westerfeld
In the first book Deryn/Dylan had yet to be revealed as a girl disguised as a boy; the same is true in Behemoth. While Deryn has feelings for Alek and has nearly told him what she is a couple of times; in Alek's eyes Deryn is Dylan, a midshipman aboard the Leviathan.
Though it seems a s if everyone else but Alek knows Deryn's secret.
There is also the matter of the Darwinists and the belief in Evolution, though less prominent in this book, it's still there.
I loved all the different developments in this book, the way things go wrong and such. Though I guess some of it was a little predictable, but not annoyingly so.
And I must mention the drawings again! There is one in every chapter, and my goodness are they elaborate!
For a girl whose most complicated drawing is a stick figure with hair, these things are amazing! It's incredible how much detail and imagination goes into one of them!
I've really come to care for the characters in such a sort amount of time, particularly Deryn and Alek. I love them both equally which is a little odd, because I usually have one character that I like more than any of the others. I really, really appreciate these book's lack of romance and inappropriateness! Very good books!
Title - Behemoth
Author - Scott Westerfeld
Series/Trilogy Title - The Leviathan Trilogy
Book in Series/Trilogy - #2
Pages - 485
Type of Book - Steampunk fiction
Website - http://scottwesterfeld.com/