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Updraft
Updraft | Fran Wilde
22 posts | 25 read | 22 to read
Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, she attempts to save her family from greater censure by giving up her dreams as a sacrifice to the secretive governing body of the Towers. Kirit throws herself instead into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City.As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever-if it isn't destroyed outright.
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Court7
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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So, so, good. Inventive and enjoyable.

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CampbellTaraL
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For a sky-based story, the narrative was refreshingly down-to-earth. At first the clipped tone threw me off, but once I got into the story, it made perfect sense. Life for the inhabitants of Updraft is challenging and there isn't room for whimsy or poetic waxing.

The story is fantastical but it's a slow burning mystery coupled with a need for strong world building. That might make it feel slow to progress but it pays off well in the end.

Liatrek Great review! This sounds really interesting and I am adding to my TBR pile 😊 4y
CampbellTaraL @Liatrek Yay! I hope you get through Mt. TBR and enjoy it 😁 4y
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CampbellTaraL
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I'm having the hardest time with my attention span (nonexistent) the past week or so, but I managed to finish my pillow case with the last audiobook so not all is lost.

Today I'm going to chill for a bit and continue reading Updraft. I really like it so far, I just wish I wasn't so distracted by everything. Also, I need to get one of those mini clip lights so I can read in the middle of the night when insomnia decides it's wakeup time at 1am 😒

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CampbellTaraL
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A new book for bedtime. I feel like I should have read more Fran Wilde works by now but I can't think of anything off the top of my head. I really liked the blurb when I picked up the book, and the cover is amazing, so here I go!

Happy reading everyone! 😊

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2BR02B
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Madison-area Littens! Do you want any of these books? I am moving tomorrow and fixing to haul them to Goodwill, but thought I'd ask around first. If you don't mind coming to pick them up on the SW side, they are yours.

@gossamerchild @ghosthost @Kangaj1 @jamie_in_the_library @Godmotherx5

2BR02B @Kangaj1 maybe you could use some for your prison literacy program? 5y
2BR02B Feel free to tag anyone else I may have missed. 5y
Rachel.Rencher Oh man I wish I was closer! I would take Little Women and Armada off your hands. 😍 5y
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2BR02B @Rachel.Rencher I wish I could do a giveaway, but I'm paying rent on two apartments for the next couple of months so $$ is going to be pretty tight. 😕 5y
Rachel.Rencher @2BR02B Oh I'd never ask you to do that! You just have some really great roads there, so who ever gets them is going to be excited! 😊 5y
Rachel.Rencher Reads* 5y
vivastory Good luck with your move! 5y
gossamerchild I'd take the buried giant. Thank you! 5y
Kangaj1 I can take leftovers but not sure I can get to you to get them today (at work until 5) and then a cookout. Lmk if I can grab them tomorrow. Paperback only allowed in jail. 5y
gossamerchild I guess ditto about picking that one up tomorrow. I also worked all day today 😑 5y
2BR02B @Kangaj1 @gossamerchild I'll be home until about two. Could you guys come by sometime before then? 5y
gossamerchild @2BR02B absolutely. Can you email me your address to gossamerchild@gmail.com ? 5y
Kangaj1 @2BR02B yes, please email your address to juvinall@wisc.edu 5y
Godmotherx5 Thank for asking. We won‘t be in the area any time soon. Good luck with the move. 5y
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Nutmegnc
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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This took a while to get going but I really enjoyed how it played out.

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AlaMich
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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1. Well, I read the tagged book and Lady Fortescue Steps Out (I read slooowww). I guess I liked Updraft better.
2. Four
3. I pronounce it “ant”
4. Trader Joe‘s High Fiber cereal 😂, blueberries, and a hard boiled egg, plus coffee.
5. No problem!

#friyayintro

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AlaMich
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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Very enjoyable, cool world building...onwards to the sequel, Cloudbound. #YA #fantasy #yafantasy

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AlaMich
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A photo entitled: “Three of My Favorite Things, Four If You Count The San Francisco Bay Area.”

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AlaMich
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I can‘t remember where I heard about this, but this YA series has a fascinating premise. A city consisting of towers made of bone that grow above the clouds where the citizens are able to fly on artificial wings. I‘m very into world building and stories about interesting cities. #ya #fantasy

dylanisreading So good! 5y
AlaMich @Bianca Have you read the whole trilogy? 5y
dylanisreading @AlaMich Not yet! I like to read the first books in series and then later eventually finish. Maybe. 🤣 5y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Such a great story! I need to pick up the second book! I can't wait to see where Kirit takes her people now!

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I'm getting a late start on the #ReadAThon, but I'm kicking off with a book I heard about on the Sword and Laser pod cast! I'm super excited for this read!

#24in48 @24in48

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silentrequiem
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dylanisreading
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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Intriguing opening.

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tea.n.books
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Did the thing where I stayed up late to finish a book, but the tiredness was so worth it 😴This book took advantage of its unique world building to highlight social issues and grapple with how they (and we) treat people, particularly in this book, the disabled. I also enjoyed how Wilde handled privilege and power, the mc's opinions changing as she changed positions. #diversereads

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slightlyfoxed
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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Someone stole my seat. #readathon

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Petitesmerveilles
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I loved this book. The world created by Fran Wilde is utterly compelling and unique. Kirit, the main character is strong, at times willful but always brave. Highly recommend if you want something different. I can't wait for the sequel!

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callunakeep
Updraft | Fran Wilde
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Another daily deal that sounded too frakkin' good to pass up!!

moranadatter Ooh! Let me know if it's good on audio. I struggled with it in print. 7y
callunakeep @kmdartist Will do! It will be a minute as I am still in the middle of Night Circus on audio and I don't get much audio time, maybe an hour or two a day. 7y
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ssravp
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Loved this. Such a unique world and story!

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ssravp
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I'm really loving the world building in this. I'll be finishing it up later today. Here's what I have on tap for the weekend. #updraft #ScarletWitch #NinefoxGambit #Aftermath #LifeDebt #Washington

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Lindorm
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Nyskapande värld med känsla av både Ikaros och Leonardo DaVinci, blandad med traditionsenligt förtryck och revolutionära idéer. Vann Nebulan för 2015 och var med på min Hugo-nominering i år.