Wow, its been a long time! I received Skyla as part of a goodreads book club and, while I finished it quite a bit ago, I have not had access to my computer to write up the review. I'm not typically a reader of the post-apocalyptic genre, but I did enjoy this story.
After the world is infected with a deadly virus the last chosen of humanity must ascend to the skies to fight for their survival high above the Earth's surface. Skyla follows a young woman, born a orphan, and abused by the government she grows up hating. After many hardships she must decide who is on her side and just how corrupt the government she fears has become.
With the writing style being the way it was and the minimal adult themes, this would be a great book for a YA. There is a fair bit of violence and brutality from both governmental bodies and civilians, so parents be aware of that. Skyla is a broken and beaten youth, who learns the world is not as she once believed it to be, she grows and matures as the story progresses, and even with her occasional temper tantrums she is an interesting character to read.