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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Admiral
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

The Leviathan Series #1

Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson

I've been wanting to read more Steampunk so since I heard some good things about Leviathian and the airships in it intrigued me, I decided to give it a try. I didn't particularly enjoy it though like I thought I would, for a couple of reasons. One, I thought it was suppose to be a YA book but its simplicity made it more appropriate for younger middle grade children. Also, the story is set in an alternative world around the time of World War I and it could have been a very unique and intriguing world but its potential wasn't realized. I never once got this wow feeling or felt like I was immersed in it at all because it wasn't fully developed. As for the characters, Deryn was by far my favorite. She's a girl who disquises herself as a boy to get into the British Air Service and she can fly better then most of the boys too, but again I think a lot more could have been done with her character too. Just not much happened overall with the characters, the world or in the story either. It really was just a simplistic story that's good, but good for kids. I'm going to pass on the rest of the series and keep my eye out for other Steampunk to read.