Book Review of Goliath.I’ll admit to being more than a bit disappointed with Goliath. Not that the story was bad, just that I didn’t feel that Alek and Deryn’s tale was over yet.
Goliath has all the elements that I should love but I just couldn’t love it. The world that Alek and Deryn inhabits is the same one I loved in Leviathan but the focus has shifted from the Darwinists to the Clankers. Still, no matter how powerful Nikolas Tesla’s inventions were, I’d have love to learn more about the developments in Darwinist technology.
The other part that had me disappointed was the ending to Alek and Deryn’s tale. I love that their relationship doesn’t change much even after Alek finds out about Deryn’s true identity, that they were already best friends before they realized they were in love. But it felt as there was so much more to their story at the end of Goliath. Goliath ends the Leviathan series but I felt as if it was only the beginning of Alek and Deryn’s adventures together as they both make life-altering decisions at the end. Ones which signify great changes in the futures they had envisioned for themselves. To have the story end there was simply frustrating.
At the end of the tale, I felt that I’d been left hanging. There were so many loose ends to which I still wanted answers to.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Yes, but only because it's part of a trilogy.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series if there were one ? Definitely. I don't feel as if the story's ended yet.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
- Who would I recommend this too? Steampunk and fantasy readers.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it. The series is a keeper.