Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Austrian Prince Alek is on the run from assassins. To save his life and his empire, he forms an alliance with Deryn, a member of the British War Service who just happens to be a girl disguised as a boy.
I’m a huge Scott Westerfeld fan and I must say that this is one of my favorite books by him. Leviathan has got it all–action, adventure, drama, and a tinge (very slight, mind you) of romance. Westerfeld’s masterful descriptions and brilliantly crafted action scenes really bring the story to life. This is one of those books I can totally imagine on the big screen! I would love to see if Hollywood work its magic on the heavy Clanker machinery and unique Darwinist creations.
I listened to this book on CD and I later found out that I was missing out on some gorgeous illustrations. If they can get the illustrator to work on the movie (listen to me acting like there’s already a movie in the works!) I will be the first person in line for tickets! You can view the illustrations as well as learn more about the book on Scott Westerfeld’s website. I can’t wait until Behemoth, the next book in the series comes out in October!
The secret hour by Scott Westerfeld
What is the name of the book?
Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour
Who wrote it?
This book is great for
High Schoolers (9th-12th graders)
Read this if you’re in the mood to get
An adrenaline rush (Action)
This book is about
A young teenage girl who discovers a secret hour at which she can walk around. This is all exciting to her until she finds out there are creatures that search for her and the others that know of this secret hour. And a boy who she becomes friends with.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=HATED it, 5=LOVED it) I would give this book a
I loved/hated this book because
It was exciting and adventurous. It had all the elements of a good read. I was fun, interesting, spellbounding,brings us into another world which we don’t know of.
Summer Reading Club Reviewer
I am a HUGE Scott Westerfeld fan. I loved Peeps and all the books in the Uglies series. Right now I’m listening to Extras on CD and so far I think it is my MOST FAVORITE Westerfeld book yet. It’s not just because of the cool Japanese gadgets, the hot guys, and the high speed train surfing, it’s the story itself.
It’s been a few years since the Mind Rain and, in Aya’s city, fame is everything. Every one has a popularity ranking. The higher your ranking (also known as “face”), the more privileges you get. How do you get more face? By doing things that get people saying your name.
Aya Fuse, with a ranking of 451,369, is an no-face Extra. When she tracks down the Sly Girls—an elusive clique of girls that strives to remain as far down the ranks as possible, Aya knows that “kicking” their secret will get her more face for sure. Hanging with the Sly Girls thrusts Aya into a thrill seeking world that she’s not quite ready for. How far will she go to become famous?
If you’re an Uglies fan, I’m sure you’ve already read Extras so DON’T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS! If you’re not an Uglies fan and are intrigued, you have to give this book a try. This book is great because it stands on its own AND will make you want to go back and read the rest of the series.