1. Not released in September but I read it in September.
2. Purple and Gold! Go Tigers!!
3. Umm...taught children!
4. Yes and barely
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1. I love the Steampunky look of it
2. I asked my husband for Toblerone. He said since when do we do V-Day. I said, I‘ll I‘m asking for is Toblerone. I‘ll get you jerky.
3. Orange, Yellow
4. I have no idea. When I asked in the past, they always say they knew I was gonna be a girl.
Absolutely loved this fun, steampunk book. The concept of machines versus fabricated animals was fantastic and very unique. It was a lot of fun and I think it was a great way to rework the telling of WWI. The characters were fun and so easy to like. Can't wait to read the next two books! And also, gorgeous illustrations!
What made this a 4 star book for me was the narration by Alan Cumming. He was an absolute delight to listen to. I enjoyed all the ideas thrown together in the Clanker-Darwinist machinery/beasties. It was fun to imagine the Leviathan, bats and all. But I felt that Deryn “Barking Spiders” seemed a lot younger than the 15 she is meant to be. She seemed more like 11, 12 at the most.
Overall, it was action-packed and exciting. A fun listen!
Historical fiction and steam punk. Fun read and having Alan Cumming as the narrator added more fun.
Full review here: https://www.librarything.com/work/8212442/reviews/152414412
#steampunk #leviathan #audio
The idea of a steampunk, alternative history of WW1 intrigued me to pick this last weekend at the library. The story is develops with the Central Powers, known as Clankers, using mechanical war machines, opposed the Allies, known as Darwinists, that fabricate genetic creatures. The concept was neat; but I would say that the story didn't fully grab me enough to pick it fully but i liked it more than a so-so. I would be willing to read the next one.
Rainy morning in San Francisco. I work a half day today before heading to the airport. Not a lot of #freshairandsunshine in store for my today. However this is what awaits me in Inverness. Starting this audiobook on my walk to work based on a recommendation from @Christinak #marchmadness
Meh. I liked it okay, but it never grabbed me, and I don't feel a pressing need to know what happens in the rest of the series. Also, slightly annoyed at Deryn's need to 'curse' 'adorably' every other line. Also, even more annoyed that, of course, she's falling for the other main character. Doesn't seem at all necessary.
I will say that Alan Cumming's reading was gorgeous, of course. I love him to bits.
This awesome YA trilogy is an alternative steampunk version of WWI. AND the audiobooks are read by Alan Cumming! If you are on the fence about audiobooks these are relatively short and can be enjoyed by the whole family. #awesomeaudiobooks #marchintoreading
Not the best but better than so-so. Speaks to the adventure loving 12 year old boy in me, the same one that came back from the cinema one night in the late seventies using the force and breathing heavily as if through a respirator. Loved every minute of it in a nostalgic kind of way.
Two #steampunk tales on my TBR, and that time I went steampunk for #Halloween! I have Leviathan on audio with Alan Cumming narrating - looking forward to his voice for hours! #seasonsreadings2016
p.s. Not pictured but an awesome steampunk vampires book is Anno Dracula by Kim Newman!
I'm a moody reader, and I wasn't really in the mood for this, but I read it for book club.
I thought the illustrations were distracting, and as a librarian I think it's harder to sell it in the stacks with illustrations that make the characters seem younger than the story reads.
I also wanted to know more about how it was for a girl masquerading as a boy, but I don't care to hear it from a male. The book was entertaining, but overall meh.