Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Released Date: September 22, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Leviathan #1
Artsit: Keith Thompson
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Steampunk
Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.
First Line: The Austrian horses glinted in the moonlight, their riders standing tall in the saddle, swords raised.