Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld 3.5/5
A steampunk world where people use genetically modified beasts and machines.
I really liked the idea of trying to make the animals part of it. They took the animals and genetically modified them -- whales that could float in the sky or animals that could extract atoms from other things. There characters weren’t too interesting. The plot was so-so. The strongest part of the book was the world-building. The drawings were amazing as well.