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A Web of Air by Philip Reeve
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Mar 19, 12

bookshelves: dystopia-postapocalyptic, ya
Read in March, 2012

A great follow-up to Fever Crumb. Following the somewhat traumatic events of Book One, Fever's run away and joined a theatrical troupe as their technomancer (sort of combination IT nerd/electrician/Jill of all trades), and the majority of the action takes place in Mayda, a Mediterranean, beach-side town built on the sides of a crater (Reeve identifies Mayda as "somewhere off the coast of present-day Portugal"). It's a lovely change from the steamy dirty grimy London of the first book, but Mayda has just as many imaginative flights of fancy. My favorite was probably the Funicular Houses, who creep up and down the sides of the crater using a system of weighted tanks of water. Fever gets caught up in an aeronautical adventure, and very exciting hijinks ensue. There's even some romance, but it didn't bother me. A great book and I'm adding Reeve to my "must read all the books" authors list.
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