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When Kit skipped town, she wasn't planning to get pressed into a secret training camp or pulled into an ancient war. Now she's just fighting to get home alive. Fans of the Hunger Games will devour this fast-paced fantasy that critics are calling "a thrilling head-rush of an adventure" (Kirkus Reviews).

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 18, 2016 – A teenage runaway named Kit becomes embroiled in a supernatural war by being in the wrong place at the right time in this fast-paced yet inconsistent adventure. After witnessing the murder of a girl who resembles her, Kit is accidentally kidnapped in her place and forced to participate in a strenuous wilderness exercise. This places her at the heart of a secret training camp for teens capable of "windwalking," where she has to conceal her inability to use air currents to fly. Though Kit is determined to escape before her true identity is discovered, she is instead forced to fight for her life when a rival tribe of windwalkers attacks. Robison's premise, which involves hidden indigenous tribes capable of flight, is solid, but the slow trickle of information is more frustrating than intriguing, as are the third-act revelations. It's a strong showing, nonetheless, with visceral combat scenes and creative exploration of the paranormal concept at the story's core. The second and third books in the Windstorm trilogy, Coiled Snake and Firestorm, are also available. Ages 12 up. (BookLife)

Customer Reviews

Refreshing Originality

As a prolific reader, I often run across books that are cliche with flat characters and predictable endings. Finding Downburst was a huge relief. Here was a story with a main character who acted like a person instead of a cardboard cutout. There was action, suspense, and the perfect dose of non melodramatic romance. The plot was fresh and full of surprising twists. You can tell the author really can write, and hasn't just thrown this together. Highly recommend it for teens who want a brand new story with brand new characters that fits the old idea--a good book. :)

A fantastic read!

I've read a lot of fiction in similar genres, but this book really stood out. It was just so fresh, and so well written. I honestly couldn't stop reading - I was up 'till 5 in the morning. (Bad for my job, but good for me:) I highly recommend it to everyone who wants a good, intelligent piece of fiction.

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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Jan 11, 2012
  • Publisher: Quil Books, Inc.
  • Seller: Quil Books Inc.
  • Print Length: 275 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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