Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Waiting on Wednesday – Leviathan & Fire
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (out 6th October)
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
I mean how amazing does that sound?
I’d love to know how he comes up with this stuff and I may get the chance because I just found out that Scott is coming to DC *screams*
I am bouncing up and down with excitement. I was a late and reluctant guest at the Uglies party. I was just sure I wouldn’t like it but it’s completely wonderful. I just couldn’t put the books down. I started Pretties in the car on the way home from the bookstore. (I wasn’t driving.)
And as if this wasn’t enough excitement Kristin Cashore is also doing a signing here. I’ve been following the Fire Tour and the book sounds even better than Graceling, hard to imagine I know.
It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.
Go Join in.
Scott Westerfield writes the Uglies series, right? Just trying to gauge why his name sounds so familiar.
Anyway – interesting book you're waiting for! 🙂
They both sound like they could be good!
Both of those sound really good. Have fun at your signing.
Leviathan sounds so good – I can't wait to read it.
I haven't read anything by Scott yet but I have this on my TBR list. I
love the way it sounds.
I haven't started Graceling yet but I'm super excited to. I have Fire on my TBR list too!
Allison – yes he write Uglies
Mary – I think they're going to be fabulous 🙂
Ann Marie – thanks I just have to bribe someone to come with me now 🙂
Crystal – me too
Mishel – It sounds great doesn't it? So inventive. Graceling is wonderful, enjoy.
I want to read Leviathan so badly! I have read Fire already though – and I know it is amazing! 🙂 Now I want the third book though… !
Both books sound really good. Leviathan I haven't heard of so will definitely be popping that one on my list. Love the cover of Fire, although I think our UK cover is better – have you seen it? Great picks!