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The Floating Islands

Authors: Neumeier, Rachel
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF001000, YAF018050, YAF019030
ISBN: 9780375897825, Related ISBNs: 0375847057, 0375897828, 0375947051, 0440240603, 9780375847059
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: 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.
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