Starclimber Mr Cruse how high would you like to fly A smile soared across my face As high as I possibly can Pilot in training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries expert on high altitude life forms are invited aboard

  • Title: Starclimber
  • Author: Kenneth Oppel
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  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mr Cruse, how high would you like to fly A smile soared across my face As high as I possibly can Pilot in training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high altitude life forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes Kate announces she is engaged Mr Cruse, how high would you like to fly A smile soared across my face As high as I possibly can Pilot in training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high altitude life forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes Kate announces she is engaged and not to Matt.Despite this bombshell, Matt and Kate embark on their journey into space, but soon the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.Award winning and bestselling author Kenneth Oppel brings us back to a rich world of flight and fantasy in this breathtaking new sequel to Airborn and Skybreaker.

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    1. One reason I love this series is because it's good clean fun and a traditional adventure. It's nonstop thrilling action. It doesn't fall prey to modern fantasy trends such as all-consuming romance, vampires, werewolves, and fictional boarding schools. This series finds its roots in Jules Verne, but is still really fun and accessible for people of any age or gender. Each book is its own little adventure and doesn't rely on cliffhangers to guarantee readers will pick up the next one. Oppel has fai [...]

    2. Fantastic. This book lives up to the others in the series. I really enjoyed the thought of their Starclimber. Though the marriage stuff between Matt and Kate was like, "Ah! What's gonna happen? WILL SHE REALLY DO IT?" I still was able to keep my vitals mostly normal. I found myself wanting to kick Kate in the pants a few times.Still one of the best fantasy books I've read.

    3. This book is amazing--it has everything a bookworm could want. Romance, adventure, spaceshipsd monkeys. Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries are about to set off on the ultimate quest outer space!Matt Cruse, after weeks of going through grueling outer-space training, desparatly hopes to be the one picked to go into outer space--along with many other young men. Will he be chosen?With a dash of luck, he and Kate clamor aboard the Starclimber, the first space ship.At first he feels very miserable--Kate ann [...]

    4. A celestial tower is being built to the heavens in Paris, when a pioneer (Lunardi) decides to launch is own space effort. He recruits 100 candidates from all walks of life to become the first "astralnauts," to man the Starclimber: a spaceship tethered to a 25,000 mile cable. Kate DeVries and another pompous zoologist are chosen to observe, while young Matt Cruse has to undertake a grueling competition to join. Lunardi recruits Matt's mentor, Captain Walken, to lead the expedition. Like the previ [...]

    5. There is a space race! Did you think it was between the Americans and Russians? Then you'd be mistaken, it’s really between the Canadians and the French. Starclimber starts out a few months after the last one ended. Matt is in Paris with Kate doing what he loves, flying. It seems like it's going pretty well for a not even 18 year old young man. That is until trouble finds Mr. Cruse, which it always does.Matt Cruse has a chance to go into space but first he must prove himself. As he goes into t [...]

    6. 4.5 STARS I loved the latest adventure with Matt and Kate and their voyage to the stars! Truly, I considered giving this only four stars but I think the only reason for that is not due to anything wrong with the book but simply because I wanted MORE! It seemed there could have been even MORE exploration, of both characters and of space but everything that was done was done very well and Oppel remains a master of the "action/suspense scenes" while also crafting remarkably "real" characters of mer [...]

    7. Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel ****4**** "Honestly," she sighed. "I don't know what kind of life we'll have together, with me always flying off in one direction and you in the other."I smiled. "It's a good thing the world's round," I said. What do you do when you've flown a ship higher than anyone has before? Go higher of course!Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries are both recruited for a mission to outer space. About half of the book takes place on Earth, in preparation for the flight, so if you're only [...]

    8. First off, I'm a big fan of the Matt Cruse trilogy which includes Airborn, Skybreaker, and Starclimber. After reading the first two books, I was extremely excited to finish the series with Starclimber. However at the end, it felt like the book excluded something that made me as a reader to become a little confused and disappointed. For that, I only rated it 3 stars. If you're interested in adventure and romance, this trilogy is definitely something I recommend. .

    9. Starclimber is one of the best books that i have ever read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense, a good laugh, and a romance. Matt, is one of my favorite characters because his personality is very much like mine, and I like how he keeps a cool head in a suspenseful situation. Kate is my second favorite character, because i like how she always gets what she wants, and she doesn't care who's feelings she hurts in the process. I also like her a lot because of the imagery [...]

    10. STARCLIMBER is the third book in the Airborn Series. If you have not yet read books 1 & 2, please be warned that the following review contains spoilers for those two books.So, yet again, Oppel has managed pull me into the tales of Matt Cruise with the first chapter - and I'm hooked from that point on; not wanting to set the book down, but rather anxious to read the next chapter, and the next, and the nextAfter Matt has taken on two airborn adventures in books 1&2, the next obvious trek m [...]

    11. Reviewed by LaLeesha Haynes for TeensReadTooSTARCLIMBER is the sequel to Oppel's AIRBORN and SKYBREAKER. This was a fantastic science fiction book for young adults, and will follow in their path of award-winning writing. Matt is an accomplished young man who has many incredible opportunities to prove himself as he climbs out of his childhood. Kate is a feisty young woman with her sights set on a future filled with women's liberation and scientific research. Together, they meet their newest chall [...]

    12. This is the third book in Oppel's "Airborn" series. This book was a fun read, but I thought the first two were superior. Fans of the fast-paced, near non-stop action of the first two might find the pacing slow. Personally, I thought the pacing was fine; it was slower and more deliberate, and got more into the relationships and interactions, especially between Matt and Kate. I also liked how some things which seemed inconsequential in the beginning turned out to be important at the end. In this t [...]

    13. OMGS THIS BOOK. I started reading this trilogy when I was ten, and now, 6 years later have finally finished it. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?! you shriek. I actually had no idea that there were two other books in the series, which is why I've only just finished the last book. Anyway, on to the loves and non-loves of this book.LOVES:- The way Kenneth Oppel describes outer space. IT'S SO AWESOME AND I CAN'T EVEN(have I ever mentioned that I LOVE books where the characters give long descriptions of outer [...]

    14. I began this book with great anticipation. I LOVED Oppel's previous two books in this series. They were fun, exciting, and interesting. They were books I wished I had written. It isn't that these adjectives don't apply to Starclimber, just not with the depth of sincerity and passion that his previous books inspired. Perhaps it was the action didn't have enough drama or the characters were petty and frustrating. I'm not sure but what I'd come to expect from Oppel, I just didn't find. It was a goo [...]

    15. It finally happened. I've hit a reading slump. This is the only book I've finished in the past five days, and thank goodness I really liked it!Earlier in July I read the second book in this series, Skybreaker, and was pleasantly surprised by it, and when I saw this final book at the library it called to me.This is such a fun steampunk/alternate early 20th century story, and in this installment, Canada is at the front of the space race! I'm a sucker for books set in Canada, or featuring Canadians [...]

    16. A terrific conclusion to the Matt Cruse series. This one features Matt and Kate de Vries on a mission to outer space. Believe it or not (and some of it surely is unrealistic but fun), the StarClimber is a space ship that can travel 25,000 miles from the Earth. This is an exciting adventure with clever characters, minor mishaps, major screwups and all around good fun. I loved that Matt finally got his HEA with Ms. de Vries (who I honestly wasn't sure about all the way up until the final chapter). [...]

    17. it was an amazing book their is not a thing I dislike about it the middle where Matt is about to go on the ship is extrordenary

    18. I was afraid this book might not live up to the first two in the series, and unfortunately I was right - although it's certainly not for lack of trying on Mr. Oppel's part. He has managed to combine pieces of The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, religious fanaticism, and a hint of the Pink Panther. Having taken us on swashbuckling adventures aboard a giant dirigible and a high-altitude plane, there was no place else for intrepid hero Matt Cruse to go but to the stars. In thi [...]

    19. Honestly, each book in this series just keeps getting better! They're fast-paced, thrilling air adventures (that admittedly follow eerily similar plotlines to each other, but shhh!), and yet for all the action, there's plenty of poignant moments to be had too. I actually had tears in my eyes when Sheperd's line broke and he drifted away to a lonely death in space - and I didn't even like the man! And Matt finding out he hadn't made the space-trip, and that Kate was engaged - oh, and the bit wher [...]

    20. Disclaimer: I love Kenneth Oppel. This is not my favourite of his books, though. It's still a great adventure story, set as it is in a parallel universe of steampunk space travel. (You heard me.) If you're willing to overlook a few contrived plot devices and a couple of elements that feel recycled from the first two books in this series, then it's fabulous fun.Matt and Kate are back, joined by a particularly colourful cast of characters. I particularly enjoyed Evelyn Karr, obviously the parallel [...]

    21. From the sky to the stratosphere and finally to the heights of space itself, this immensely satisfying conclusion to the Airborn trilogy did the whole series justice.Matt Cruse, now commander of his own small cargo airship, thinks his life is running along fine. But all at once, everything seems to go wrong. A group of terrorists attack one of France's greatest projects; a huge tower to the stars. One of Matt's own crewmen turns traitor on him. And his girlfriend, the bright and lovely heiress, [...]

    22. I enjoyed the first in the series and the second was rocky but had some really interesting moments. but I really didn't care for this one. I do respect the painstaking care that the author put into making this alternative steampunk-ish space exploration plausible. However it felt like he just borrowed heavily from deepwater exploration, down to the creatures and space fauna, without really putting his own spin on it. Also the two ostensible heroes, Kate and Matt were just awful to be around for [...]

    23. The third installment of the Airborn series does not disapoint. Matt and Kate are back in another thrilling adventure. I could never get tierd reading about their adventures. This one has a lot of the same elements that I loved in the first two books. I love these characters and the amazing alternate history that Oppel has created. I was happy to see some old favorites back again too, like Captain Walken and Chef Vlad. The plot is full of action and conflicts from the begining as Matt faces terr [...]

    24. i loved this book. not as much as skybreaker though. the engagement at the end is like agggg what happens next!!!!!!!! hope there is a 4th book (please ken oppel!!)i read this book in a day and a halfs funny because people give my a weird look when i said that. i dont really get it because its only like 360ish pages. which is really not that longe only thing that i dont like in the book, that mr.oppel could do in his NEXT book, is really have kate fail. it might sound mean but kate is too good a [...]

    25. I have very much enjoyed this series (Airborn, Skybreaker, and now Starclimber)and was overjoyed to find the third wondrous installment the other day. I think it's the best one so far. I was very happy with the ending, and although there is not as much man vs. man conflict in the plot, it is still as gripping as any other in the series. I am a big fan of Kenneth Oppel, and I highly reccomend this series, or else the Silverwing Saga. Enjoy!

    26. I wish there was just a bit more at the end. I would have liked to have seen their homecoming. I am amazed by all the scientific research that had to have gone into writing this and also very grateful for it because it makes the book that much more real and the fantasy portions seem so much more believable. A good ending to a good series.

    27. It's finally here! Or at least it will be by February 24th. The 3rd book in the Airborn series. Our pilot in training Matt Cruse is paired again with heiress Kate DeVries as they train to be the first in space. Fast paced action combined with Jules Verne imagination make this a great read for young adults.

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