Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: 10/06/09
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Annotation: Darwinists believe in nature, and that fabricated animals are the only way to go. Clankers set their stores on how big and destructive their machines are. So the question is... Do you oil a warship, or do you feed it?
How would you convince someone to read the book: I would say that it is an alternate history, with fantastic creatures and a steampunk style.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: I liked that it was the steampunk version of World War II. I don't read much historical fiction, but this was just fantastic!
Cover: I liked the cover on the galley better than the one they went with. I think the galley cover better reflected the book than the real one. The one they went with doesn't really tell anything about the book, although it still looks good.
Did you finish: Yes
Age Range: 12-17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it