125. Silverwing

Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
First in the Silverwing Trilogy

Pages: 274
Finished: Dec. 3, 2007
Reason for Reading: Four-Legged Friends Challenge, Book Awards Challenge, Canadian Challenge. I've wanted to read this book ever since it was published.
First Published: 1997
Genre: YA, animal fantasy
Awards: Mr. Christie's Book Award, CLA Children's Book of the Year, OLA Silver Birch Award
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Skimming over the banks of the stream, Shade heard the beetle warming up its wings.

Comments: When Shade, a young Silverwing bat, is blown off course during his colony's migration south, he is determined to find his way back to them. An impending war between the bats and birds, and a hungry vampire bat recently escaped from an observatory make his journey even more challenging. I couldn't put this one down. An utterly compelling story with interesting characters. The book ends with a set-up for the next in the trilogy and I'm looking forward to reading it. Recommended.


  1. Like you, this is one of those books I've been meaning to read for a while. Good to hear it didn't let you down.


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