Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos.
When I first got the entire Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, I expected to completely devour this up. I wasn’t expecting to be so busy I barely had time to read. I feel like knowing I had so many things to do I just became overwhelmed that I already had an entire trilogy to read. Unfortunately that meant I wasn't able to give in as much time into Leviathan as I wanted to.
I was already pretty much in love with the premise of this book! So, I was glad, although I wasn’t in love with this book, and at some points I thought it was annoyingly slow, the characters really grew on me after towards the end.
Deryn—or in this case, “Dylan”—Sharp is a pretty nice and laid-back character to read about. Although I kind of thought things were too convenient for Deryn at first—like, sneaking into the British Air Force just like that?!—I eventually really came to enjoy her character!
“And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag.”
I knew there was something I liked about that girl . . .
Anyways, moving on to His Majesty Alek. I didn’t like Alek’s point of view at first. There wasn’t anything that interesting about him (in my opinion) so I was surprised with how responsible he became towards the end of the book! Really great character development there! Of course, there is room for more, but at least now he’s accepted that he’s not in the palace anymore and his parents are dead.
My favorite parts of the story were: (1) Whenever they would show Deryn operating the part of the ship in some way! (2) When Alek and Deryn just met! It’s so funny because he’s so proper and she’s so loud and swears every two words! (3) When Alek said that he wanted to be a boy like “Dylan” XD . . . be careful what you wish for, buddy. And (4) Dr. Barlow. I LOVE her, best character in the story!
Overall, Leviathan was a fun read towards the second half of the book, and it seems to have taken a light tone for a first book. I like our two main characters, they make quite the interesting pair! I’m hoping for some more on the involvement with these Clanker and Darwinist machinery fighting and how events of WWI are shown!
Thanks for reading my review everyone! Hope you’re having a great day and until the next one! :D