The Floating Islands
When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai... show more
When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain.Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.
Publish date: February 8th 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I have a three-pronged reaction to seeing The Floating Islands on my shelf. (1) A sigh of contentment because just look at that cover! It's gorgeous and oh-so fitting for the story within. (2) A goofy smile because my copy is signed! Also: I think this is the only signed book I own, so a double goof...
Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!Jessie's Reasons Why *You* Should Read The Floating Islands:~ magic!(Of the two novels by this author that I have read so far, she takes pains to create unique, if somewhat similar, systems of magic for her fantasy worlds.)~ magic dragons - some of wind and...
Opening: "Trei was fourteen the first time he saw the Floating Islands. He had made the whole long voyage south from Rounn in a haze of loss and misery, not really noticing the harbors in which the ship sometimes anchored or the sea between. But here, where both sea and sky lay pearl-gray in the daw...
I know a lot of people liked this, but so, so bored. And it had some interesting elements, but I never connected with the characters and then it also went on forever.... Ugh.