Airborn & Skybreaker
Hmm... This is my first time trying this. Sorry if it doesnt work, but I had to say something about these books...
Airborn and Skybreaker are both fantastic books. I am a HUGE Pirates of the Caribbean fan and they really are great, even if you don't love POTC as much as I do. In Airborn, Matt Cruse is a simple cabin boy working upon the airship, Aurora (think Titanic-type ship). When the ship is attacked by pirates they need to make a crash-landing. He meets Kate and together on this island, they need to find out what Kate's grandfather saw before he died. Makes you really want to keep reading.
The sequel "Skybreaker," is just as great. Matt and Kate team up again to help salvage an airship with alleged treasure that has mysteriously gone missing. They also team up with Nadira and Hal, but if you want to know more, you'll just have to read the book!
These books are so good and I recommend them for ANYONE! Fantasy, adventure, action, pirates (yay!) and so much more. Great reads for those dreary January afternoons.