Gardens of Wind
by Kate MacLeod
With the surface of the Earth now unlivable humankind takes to the clouds, lashing together balloons and airships into floating villages.
Akeli lives in one such village, but longs for more than life in her regimented clan.
Her brother once parachuted down to the ravaged Earth, never to be heard from again. Does she have the courage to follow, or will her future be up in the stars?