Sep 24

Book Review: Behemoth

Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
I think this is just as good as the first book, with the same strengths and weaknesses as Leviathan. It takes place in an early 20th century Istanbul.

Best parts of this book: fun characters, fast pace, tight plotting, fascinating settings. I love the character of Devin/Deryn, and her relationship with Alek. I love Alek’s relationship with Count Volger, and the complication provided by Lilit. I love the amazing bizarre walkers and beasties.

Worst parts of this book: ends before a satisfactory resolution to the story, and the worldbuilding requires literal-minded people to squint and not think too hard. (Yes, worldbuilding is both worst and best.)

In a way, this is the best kind of sequel because it’s exactly like the first, but with a different plot and setting. If you liked the first book, you will probably like this. I enjoyed it very much.

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