Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

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Book 3 (Book 1: Leviathan, Book 2: Behemoth)

Novel Summation:

Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren’t technically enemies. The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy

My Thoughts:

I read this book a while ago so my thought section is going to be fairly short. This book wasn’t as exciting as the other books in the series but it was still equally enjoyable. I liked how Deryn’s secret came out early on in the book. This allowed for a true romance to possibly blossom. This book wasn’t too action packed which was a bit of a let down. However, Alek seemed to be really developing as a character that didn’t need to rely on his status as Prince. Deryn remained her usual self. I was also a bit disappointed that Goliath wasn’t another fabrication. I guess this gave another perspective to the books (a Clanker view) since the other two books had major fabricated animals as key weapons. I would definitely recommend this book and this series to others.

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