Fran Wilde has created a remarkable world of bone towers and sky monsters--a world that can only be navigated by means of ingeniously engineered wings. Updraft, the first in the Bone Universe series, won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Compton Crook Award. The sequel, Cloudbound, goes to darker places as political upheaval takes hold.
There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?