Waiting on Wednesday – Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we discuss the books we’re anxiously awaiting for release.

Book: Goliath
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 20, 2011
Series: Leviathan #3

Summary from Goodreads: Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alekâ??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 werenâ??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 Westerfeldâ??s brilliant trilogy.

I fell absolutely in love with book one in this series, and you can read my five star review of Leviathan to see why. Well, Monday night I stayed up late finishing book two, Behemoth, and it likewise blew me away with its originality and incredible setting (look for my review on Monday!). I can say without hesitation that this is my favorite series this year and I am so anxious to read what is sure to be an epic conclusion to Alek and Deryn’s story. It’s a good thing Galley Grab came through last month and that I can dive in right away!

Have you read this series yet? (If not, WHY NOT?!?!) What books are you waiting on?

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