Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren't technically enemies.
The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's brilliant trilogy.
Finally made our way around the whole world! And what adventures we go through! And Alek finally figures out that she's a girl, and once he gets over the fact that she didn't tell him, even though he's told her all of his major secrets like the being heir to the throne, technically, because of the little slip of paper signed by the old pope, well, it was a lot of fun! Like when they were attaching the wire to Levithan, and all the potential kissing, and dizziness, well, that was a lot of fun to read!
Alek and Deryn grew up a lot in this book, they became as adult as they are ever going to be with all the responsibilities they're given throughout the book, though there are a few incidents where they just charge in without thought, really, like in Mexico and the threat that was coming, and how Deryn just put on a pair of glider wings, and jumped out, and it just turned out to be a film crew for publicity, well, that was a lot of fun to read, but it ended with her having a bit of an accident, and almost revealed that she was a girl, which most definitely would've landed her in prison!
There was a lot of action, and I loved that we got have Tesla in the ship, and all that plot stuff, because it was his weapon that they had to destroy in book 2 with all that, and then we got to see some old characters from book 2, which was very nice! I really enjoyed meeting them again!
This was a great book, really enjoyed it, had a great ending with the zoo, and good jobs, and yeah, I really really liked it! Hope you guys check it out!
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Series: Levithan #3
Read: December 11th-12th, 2012
Reason Why: Must finish the series!!!!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: September 20th 2011