Steampunk is not normally one of my favorite genres, but the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld may have changed my mind.
In this steampuck version of the early 20th century, half of the world follows the science of genetic engineering and the other half is devoted to the creation of machines. These completely different philosophies fuel the fire of the war known as "The War to End All Wars."
At first glance, it seems like a simple war series. But underneath all of the stereotyping, Leviathan is about finding yourself, true friendship, following your passions, and the tedious balance of the world.
*There will be spoilers for the later books in the series, so if you have not read any of the books just stick to reading the first review.*
You can see my opinion on the whole series on my main blog, Crazy for YA.