Westerfeld, the man behind the Uglies series, turns his attention to alternate history and steampunk fiction with a flair. Set just before and at the beginning of World War I, Leviathan presents three major changes to history as we know it: Archduke Ferdinand of Austria has a son, Darwin discovered how to manipulate DNA and create extraordinary, fantastical creatures, and there are giant machines of war known as walkers (warships on land) that changed the face of war. The two main characters, Deryn (a girl disguised at a boy who serves in the Royal Navy) and Aleksandar (the Archduke’s son) provide contrasting viewpoints against an exciting backdrop of war, science, and survival.
Uglies is a really amazing book and i couldnt believe how muchadventure suspence romance was in one little book but they got it in there. i recomend his for any teen who is looking for a realistic fiction! I just couldnt stop reading i read all day outside it was great! 424 1/2 pages amd i read it all in one day! Literlly i couldnt put it down it was like i was glued!!