Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Book Review - Skybreaker, by Kenneth Oppel
Fun! Fun! Fun!
I loved this book. I know - it's young adult - but it is terrific.
The pacing was perfect, the characters were perfect. There was action and romance in the tastiest balance.
I wish I wrote it. Sigh.
Skybreaker picks up where Airborn left off. Matt Cruse is now enrolled in the Paris Airship Academy, but when he sights the mythical airship Hyperion on a training flight, he'd determined to go find her and recover the treasure supposedly left on board. Joined by his old friend, the wealthy and beautiful Kate de Vries, plus a new cast of characters including the gypsy girl, Nagira, and way-too-confident Hal Slater, Matt sets off to find his prize.
I zipped through this book in one sitting and it had me on the edge of my seat. It was creepy enough to make me keep one eye on the window and the darkness beyond, and I really didn't know who would pair up with whom before the book was over.
Perfectly delicious. This is a must-read.