A – The Times (London)
Kenneth Oppel's Airborn is a terrific, rollicking adventure set in a Victorian world traversed by airships. It is narrated by Matt, a cabin-boy who must survive piracy and shipwreck on a volcanic island with only the spirited Kate to help him. Together, they track down the mysterious cloud cats which inadvertently killed Kate's father, and set each other free from convention. Matt is a lovely hero - fearless, smart, irreverent, sunny and agile as the young Indiana Jones.... Airborn bounces along, filled with irresistible optimism and a zest that makes you hope for a sequel.
– The Times (London)