Monday, September 26, 2011


The Leviathan series is such a great series, and I wish this one wasn't the last one but I think it is. I love how the author intertwines real history and fiction to make an exciting novel! Goliath has just as much history as the previous two. And, just like the previous two novels, at the end of the book the author tells you a little bit more history as he separates what really happened in real life and what he made up in the book.

I found myself rooting for Deryn and Alek the entire book. Wonder when and if Deryn's closely hid secret would come out and what would the consequences entail. Bovril is just as perspicacious as ever in this book and the little snatches of words he said always made me smirk. But in this book Bovril is becoming even more perspicacious and figures a lot of stuff out before anyone else does. It is fun to read Bovril little clues in the words he repeats.

If you wanted more fabricated beasties and clanker machines then this book will not disappoint. There is a bunch more fabricated beasties and new clanker machines that make an appearance in this book and illustrations to show them off as well. The Leviathan also goes flying to more than one new country and is always in a new adventure with Deryn right smack in the middle of it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Power of Six

2nd book in the Lorien Legacies, after I am number 4

There is a bunch more mogadorians and their evil creatures, more members of the Garde that you get to know, and there is a bunch more action! This book is packed with action, more than the first book.

With the Mogadorians and the FBI on their heels, John, Six and Sam must find places to hide away. It is now time for John to learn how to fight with his legacies and about the items in his chest before it becomes to late. At the same time, Marina, number seven, is in Spain stuck in a orphanage with her Cepan who has given up hope, and the Mogadorians are closing in. The book goes back in forth from Marinas point of view to Johns. Each both having problems of their own to face.

I really enjoyed reading this book, there are some main character deaths, a bit more history of the Lorien nine, and a couple small twist that I didn't see coming. The ending leaves you wanting to know what happens next. It is the calm before the storm...seems like the author hasn't even got to the good stuff yet at the end of this book.