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Leviathan
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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The year is 1914 and Europe, armed with futuristic machines and biotechnology, is on the precipice of war. Prince Aleksandar is fleeing for his life, having discovered that his parents have been assassinated and he is now a target for the Clanker Powers, a group determined to take over the globe with their mechanical machinery. When he meets Deryn Sharpe, an orphan girl who has disguised herself as a boy so she can to join the British Air Service, they form an uneasy, but necessary, alliance. But the pair will soon discover that their emerging friendship will dramatically change their lives - and the entire course of the Great World War...
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I just finished this one and I will definitely be reading the other two in the trilogy.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Slajaunie
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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
5. It‘s Saturday so I‘m a day late and a dollar short!
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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Slajaunie
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WWI with steampunk! I really enjoyed the mix of machines and animals as well as the story of the “pretend” son of the Archduke is Austria-Hungary trying to survive and a pilot from the UK. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Slajaunie
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Reading these two and enjoying them.

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EadieB
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Found another cover that I love:

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Lots of people have been tagged so:

How about you? Care to join? Post covers that you love for 7 days with no explanation. Tag someone new each day.

@Andrew65 @julesG @gradcat @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Yes - this is a great cover! 3mo
Andrew65 Yet another great cover 👍 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! I've got a few more so will post one tomorrow! @librarybelle (edited) 3mo
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BookieBiker Still too new here. I realize I‘m posting books I adore which has nothing to do with their covers. I have four more days and will find the striking covers in my collection. This one is awesome! 3mo
EadieB @BookieBiker Try googling beautiful book covers. It doesn't matter if you've read the book - only looking for nice covers. Good luck in your search! 3mo
Laughterhp Love this series! 3mo
EadieB @Laughterhp It does sounds good! 3mo
gradcat It looks like steampunk—which I love! ♥️ 2mo
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Maureen
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Great narration by Alan Cumming!

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Laughterhp
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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.
5. 💚💚

#friyayintro

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TWisdom
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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Alternate history? Yes please. Steampunk? Sign me up! Biopunk? I need it in my life right now!
Unfortunately I listened to the Audio book, so i didn't get to experience the stunning artwork inside the book.

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BekaReid
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In true steampunk tradition, this story is a blend of possible futures and an alternate past. I found Leviathan a creative story and especially loved the beasties he created. Also enjoyed the detail of Keith Thompson's illustrations as a bonus.

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BekaReid
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Sundays are for reading! Loving the illustrations in this edition.

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BookishTrish
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The game tonight was so good I didn‘t even spare a single thought for the in case of emergency book in my purse.

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BookishTrish
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Reluctantly I will rouse myself to feed the family

MaGoose Nice bookmark. 1y
mcipher Families are just so NEEDY!! 1y
minkyb Totally understand. 1y
tonyahoswalt Oh, I love that book/series! 1y
TheWordJar Families 🙄 😂😂😂 1y
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Carissa-Green-Reads
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Jane says, “Back to the library—and time to get on to those sequels.” #returns

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sparrowssavvy
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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!

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sparrowssavvy
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Cottage reading for the long weekend

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sparrowssavvy
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Really digging this book so far! Love the concept of fabricated beasts and the gorgeous illustrations!

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RealLifeReading
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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!

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 1y
Cinfhen Awesome review and fun #steampunk 🎉🎉🎉you‘re doing great on the challenge 😀 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! I have this one on my audio shelf and somehow didn‘t realize the narrator was Alan Cumming. Now I‘d like to listen sooner rather than later! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
RealLifeReading @Cinfhen thanks for the encouragement! 😘 1y
RealLifeReading @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes! I think he narrates the whole series. I‘ve just downloaded the second audiobook! 1y
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RealLifeReading
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Listening to Alan Cumming read while having some steelcut oatmeal with raisins and freeze dried strawberries 🍓

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RealLifeReading
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Making waffles while Alan Cumming reads to me 😀

Bradleygirl It's the BEST- I binged on listening to this series with Alan Cumming the past 2 months! 1y
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RealLifeReading
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So I recently downloaded this audiobook for #booked2018 - #steampunk. But really it was because it‘s read by Alan Cumming.
Who are your favorite audiobook narrators?

HeatherBookNerd Bahni Turpin, Robin Miles, Flinty Williams 1y
alanacristin Oh man! I have this in hardback (unread) but now i want the audiobook! I listened to him read this memoir as well as the delightful 1y
alanacristin Oh oh oh. Neil Gaiman!! 1y
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alanacristin I just scrolled through my Audiobook shelf on goodreads and was surprised to find i barely remembered reading several of the books. I've suspected listening instead of reading means I'm not fully connecting with books at times, and i think this confirms it. The ones that stuck with me are primarily those memoirs read by the author. And those i listened to in long chunks on road trips by myself 😄 i miss those days! 1y
Marmie7 Just bought the audiobook! Thanks for the recommendation 😀 1y
BucklingBookshelves Stephen Fry and Davina Porter! 1y
RealLifeReading @HeatherBookNerd I had to google the names! They‘ve read plenty of amazing books! 1y
RealLifeReading @alanacristin oh my kids and I loved Kenny and the Dragon (of course even better with Alan Cumming reading it!) 1y
RealLifeReading @alanacristin same for me. The audiobooks that have stuck with me tend to be nonfiction read by the author like Lab Girl, The Soul of an Octopus. My kids and I have been listening to the Stephen Fry narration of the Harry Potter series and it‘s just fantastic 1y
RealLifeReading @Marmie7 you‘re welcome! 1y
RealLifeReading @Bucklingbkshelf I LOVE the Stephen Fry-narrated Harry Potter. 1y
eraderneely Everything @HeatherBookNerd said! 1y
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flavoredhappy
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My #JuneTBR contains quite a few rereads, but to be fair, it‘s been over a decade since I last read them (Oh gosh, I feel old). @Jess7 #ReadingResolutions

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gilroyc
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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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

Swe_Eva Cummings is such a great reader. You may want to take a gander at the paper book at a bookstore or the library as the illustrations are great too. 2y
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maximoffs
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One of my favorite memories ever.

Centique 😳😳😳that‘s amazing! 2y
tpixie Awesomeness!! 2y
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Purpleness
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Completely barking spiders

OrangeMooseReads lol I had a roommate once upon a time that would blame the barking spiders every time he farted. 2y
josie281 ^^ my dad said that too 2y
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Char
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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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.

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Jas16
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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

CoverToCoverGirl 😍❤️ 3y
Christinak I hope you enjoy... it is Alan Cumming ❤️ 3y
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scaifea
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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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.

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Christinak
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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

Jas16 You had me at Alan Cumming 3y
RealLifeReading What @Jas16 said! ❤ him! 3y
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Debl22
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Yes because some of us (me) still get left and right confused...

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Debl22
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Starting a new series!! Well new to me anyway. 😁😁

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Creadnorthey
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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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.

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GlitteryOtters
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For today's #seasonsreadings2016....I don't read a lot of steampunk, but I *do* read Scott Westerfeld, so this title immediately came to mind when I looked at today's prompt. 💕

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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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!

Foxyfictionista Great outfit! 3y
TheNextBook Yeah that outfit is amazing 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Foxyfictionista @TheNextBook Thanks! I hit up my friends at a local theater company for the costume! It was so fun! 3y
KarenUK Oh I love Alan Cumming... I'll have to look that one up... and great costume! 😍👍 3y
Christinak My daughter and I listened to Alan Cummings read the audio of this on a trip which led us to driving around as much as we could the rest of the summer to listen to the other two. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christinak Oh funny! I've been guilty of that. Plus I'll listen while doing stuff around the house, but that doesn't work as well for two people together! 👍🏻 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KarenUK Thanks! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Stephanie-Anne 😻gorgeous costume!!! 3y
kammartinez The Leviathan Trilogy is amazing XD! If you can, get the books too; they feature AMAZING illustrations that really help bring the story to life :D. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kammartinez Oh thank you! I'll do that! 😘 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Stephanie-Anne Thanks! ❤️ 3y
LauraBeth ❤ this pic! 3y
Hobbinol Gr8 costume!👏🏻 3y
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BookInMyHands
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Mehso-so

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.

Mimi28 I tried to read that series, but just couldn't get through it. Saw it at my library today like- wow- that very book was on my shelf sooo long, lol 3y
BookInMyHands @Mimi28 It's always nice to know I'm not the only one! We'll see what my book group thinks next week. 3y
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CateKeesling
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Sneaky nighttime reading part deux; Leviathan edition.

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Sue
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Against all odds I'm enjoying that one of the characters is regularly referred to as a "lady boffin".

ReadingRailroader His Risen Empire books were excellent!! 3y
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maximoffs
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Fun Friday for @Liberty ! This was after weeks upon weeks of tweeting him. One of my favourite authors EVER.

kammartinez Gosh, but I do so love that particular series of Westerfeld's. Excellent steampunk read, maybe one of the best XD. 4y
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JennaRoot
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A little sad to be finishing this audiobook, really enjoyed the narrator. I didn't understand half of the mechanical stuff but I still loved this book! Makes me want to shout "barking spiders" at inappropriate moments!