Hey guys! So recently(2 weeks ago) I read the first book in the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. It's a steampunk series about a girl, Deryn, who wants to be an airship middie(midshipman). But she's a girl, and girls are not allowed to be middies. So she pretends she is a boy, and gets accepted on the ship the Leviathan. But the Austro-Hungarians and Germans are gearing up for war against England. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans are Clankers. They use 'diesel-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition.' The British Darwinists use genetically fabricated 'beasties'.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. It was slow at the start, but then it got better and better and then the ending was a cliffhanger and omgs it was brilliant!! I'd give this books a 8/10. I have high expectations for the next book, Behemoth.