Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
I’m back! I’ve been really busy so it took me a while to get through this book, but I finally did! It’s the second book of the “Matt Cruse” trilogy, and it’s just as fantastically amazing as book one and book three!
Exactly one week until PAYA!!!!!!!!! *takes deep breaths, hyperventilates, does an embarrassing dance of joy*
If you like: drama, romance, flying, airships, adventure, fantasy, the past, alternative versions of the past, treasure hunting, amazing creatures, science fiction, thrillers, disaster, Mount Everest, and you liked Airborn, you will like this book.
It’s been a year since Matt Cruse defeated Vikram Szpirglas in a battle on the airship Aurora. Now, Matt is attending the Airship Academy in Paris and flying test flights on the airship Flotsom. Soon, the Hyperion, an airship that has been missing for forty years and is rumored to be holding untold riches among its cargo, is sighted. Matt is the only one who knows the last known coordinates of the Hyperion, and upon landing, is hunted by men looking for the mysterious ship. After being persuaded by his friend, Kate de Vries, who is after the taxidermy said to be on the ship, Matt agrees to go looking for the airship. Along with a gypsy named Nadira, who has the key to the cargo hold, and Hal Slater, the captain of the high-altitude ship the Sagarmatha, also called a skybreaker, Matt and Kate take to the skies, and end up 20,000 feet in the air. Will the team find the Hyperion? Or will the pirates, high-altitude, or dangerous life forms get them first?
I love this book even more the second time around. It has been long enough since I last read it that I didn’t completely remember the ending, but remembered some parts, which kept me very entertained. This book is the perfect combination of adventure, drama, and romance, and has surprises in every chapter. It is a seriously amazing book, and I will always love it. I suggest it times one million. Plus, the only way (or the only normal way if you truly like reading, because no one who likes reading skips a book in a series) to get to Starclimber, which has the adorable quote which inspired this blog’s name is to read this book!! Do it!
Solid quote from the book:
“We are not dogs or horses,” I insisted hotly. “None of us gets to choose how we’re born, it’s what we make of ourselves afterward.” – Matt Cruse, Skybreaker, page 267
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