Posts Tagged ‘Fran Wilde’

Giveaway: Bone Universe Trilogy

Posted: October 27, 2017 by Vanessa in Giveaways

This giveaway is closed.

Updated 10/27/17:  The winner is Jennifer from Magnolia, Texas. Congrats!

You guys are so lucky! The publisher of Fran Wilde’s fun Bone Universe trilogy has agreed to a giveaway for all three of the novels! I highly recommend this series for your YA readers or adults who love something different and clever–they’d make a fantastic Christmas present.  You will receive all three novels to read the series without having to wait for the next to come out, as HORIZON was recently released. (more…)



Posted: October 10, 2017 by Vanessa in Books We Like
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The city is dying. But those still living on the bone towers have no idea how much danger they’re in, because they haven’t seen what Kirit, Nat, Wik, and Ciel have seen. So many questions are answered, and not necessarily in the ways you’d expect. If you haven’t read book 2 CLOUDBOUND, then anything I say here about the final book HORIZON will be spoilers. Consider yourself warned.



Posted: November 4, 2016 by Vanessa in Books We Like
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In UPDRAFT, Kirit changed the status quo in her city above the clouds, now in the second book, CLOUDBOUND, it’s up to Nat to help deal with the resultant fallout. For all that’s changed since Kirit became a Singer, there’s still so much more change to come.

If you read UPDRAFT, you have reason to be excited about this next installment where we get so many questions answered. But don’t think you’ll understand what’s going on in CLOUDBOUND if you haven’t–in fact you’ll be completely lost from page one. So go read the first book and then come back for the next installment. You won’t be disappointed.


Interview with Fran Wilde

Posted: November 4, 2016 by Vanessa in Interview
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Fran Wilde, author of UPDRAFT and CLOUDBOUND, sat down with EBR to answer a few questions. If you enjoy smart Young Adult novels with unique settings and complicated characters, these books are for you.

Elitist Book Reviews: First, thanks for agreeing to answering a few questions for our readers at Elitist Book Reviews. We’d like to give you a chance to introduce yourself to the readers and maybe even brag a bit. Why should everyone be reading your work?
Fran Wilde: Thanks to Elitist Book Reviews for having me visit! My work so far includes the high-flying fantasies UPDRAFT and CLOUDBOUND for Tor Books, the novella “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” from Publishing, and science fiction and fantasy short stories in Asimiov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, and  I also write essays for publications including, The Washington Post, and

Giveaway: Updraft

Posted: September 7, 2015 by Vanessa in Giveaways


Updated 9/7/2015: Ray S. from Vancouver is our winner! Congrats, your book will be on its way soon.

Tor has provided EBR with a hardback copy of the new release UPDRAFT to give away to one of our lucky readers. To enter this giveaway:

1. Email us at

2. Include the following on the subject line: Updraft Giveaway

3. In the body of the email include your name and mailing address. This giveaway is available to U.S. and international addresses.

Giveaway rules can be found here. Entries will be accepted until midnight of September 6th and the winner will be posted on the 7th. Good luck!

Don’t forget to check out the review!


Posted: September 1, 2015 by Vanessa in Books We Like
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updraftMore than anything Kirit wants to be a trader like her mother. Instead of living her entire life on one tower, she would get to fly from tower to tower, helping the inhabitants of the city, and seeing everything the world has to offer.

But Kirit makes a terrible mistake and doesn’t return inside the tower during a dangerous migration warning, instead sitting on the terrace to watch her mother leave to take medicines to other towers. She attracts the attention of a skymouth–terrifying creatures that snatch and devour the unwary.

But Kirit survives, drawing the attention of the Singers, the city’s protectors. As a result, her plans to become a trader are threatened because the Singers have discovered Kirit’s ability to scare off skymouths–and they want her ability for their own use, even if it means threatening the people she loves.