Best of the Bunch is hosted by Lyrical over at Lyrical Reviews YA.
This is a monthly meme where, at the end of every month you pick one book that you read that month that's a must-have/must-read. Afterwards, you can add your link to Lyrical's post and see what other bloggers must-reads.
This month's must-read is Goliath by Scott Westerfeld. I'm a huge fan of Scott Westerfeld's books and Goliath just serves to cement that fondness. Set during WWI, it is the third book in the Leviathan series. While the story is a WWI tale, it's set in an alternate universe where there are two powers - the Clankers and the Darwinist - and the world itself is steampunk-esque.
This trilogy has a little bit of everything; there is action, suspense, a touch of romance to feed your romantic soul, a lot of adventure. Of course, before you can read Goliath you'll have to read Leviathan and Behemoth, both of are great reads as well!
Read my review of Goliath here!
Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’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 weren’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 Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy.