Breaking Sky

Cori McCarthy (Author)
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Description

Top Gun meets The Grace Year in this sexy, feminist dystopian adventure from the co-author of Once and Future, featuring Nyx, an elite fighter pilot who must put everything on the line to save her country, including her pride. And her heart.

Chase Harcourt, call sign"Nyx", isn't one to play it safe. In 2048, America is locked in the second cold war--and the country's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase is one of only two daredevil pilots chose to fly an experimental "Streaker" jet. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trails, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky. Only few know the pain and loneliness of her past.

As the world tilts toward war, Chase discovers a military secret. There's a third Streaker, and it's young pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. Chase doesn't play well with others, but to save her country, she'll have to put her life in the hands of the competition.

Breaking Sky is a gritty coming of age tale with tons of action, a fascinating dystopian society, humor, friendship, romance and heart-stopping, high-stakes flying that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Praise for Breaking Sky:
"Smart, exciting, confident--and quite possibly the next Big Thing."--Kirkus
"Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kind of barriers at a Mach 5 pace."--Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need series
"Had me in its grip from take-off to landing. Chase is a kick-butt female and the swoon-worthy flyboys kept me up way past my bedtime." --Joy N. Hensley, author of Rites of Passage

Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date
March 10, 2015
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.5 X 8.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781492601418

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About the Author

CORI MCCARTHY studied poetry and screenwriting before falling in love with writing for teens at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cori is an Irish-Lebanese American and, like many of their characters, a member of the LGBTQ+ community. They live in New England with their partner, YA author Amy Rose Capetta. Learn more at CoriMcCarthy.com

Reviews

"The author's storytelling is incredibly cinematic, equally adept at capturing extended flight sequences and Chase's interpersonal struggles. Emotions run high toward the novel's end, and the author isn't afraid to play a bit rough, making this feel less like a novel capitalizing on current trends and more like a great story being told in a very cool way. Smart, exciting, confident-and quite possibly the next Big Thing." - Kirkus Reviews
"If you're an adrenaline junkie, then you will understand the raw appeal of "Breaking Sky." It's like a futuristic teen Top Gun." - Read Breathe Relax
"Strong characterizations, action, adventure, and emotion combine to produce a sci-fi novel that is more than just the sum of its parts. STARRED Review." - School Library Journal
"Smart, exciting, confident-and quite possibly the next Big Thing." - Kirkus
"Replete with fighter pilot jargon, plausible science fiction elements, and nerd-friendly literary allusions, this taut, well-crafted novel should have broad appeal, for fans of everything from Roth's Divergent to Wein's Code Name Verity." - The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
"McCarthy deploys breath-stopping depictions of high-stakes piloting with enviable ease, and the in-your-face personal confrontations are nearly as taut." - Publishers Weekly
"McCarthy pulls no punches, exploring some of the most problematic romance tropes in YA with an analytical eye and a keen sense of humanity." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books praise for The Color of Rain
"If you're looking for a fun, light, super fast read, then this is your book. " - Read Breathe Relax
"McCarthy puts her characters in increasingly tense situations, testing them to the breaking point and giving what could have been merely a popcorn thriller sudden gravity. This crazy-cool story should soar." - Booklist
" This high octane novel catapults readers into a future that is grim and full of unknowns. " - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews
..".an exhilarating novel with a realistic main character and intense action scenes." - Teen Reads
"Chase is the kind of reckless, badass girl I would have wished I could be more like when I was her age. " - Forever Young Adult
-Strong characterizations, action, adventure, and emotion combine to produce a sci-fi novel that is more than just the sum of its parts. STARRED Review.- - School Library Journal
-Smart, exciting, confident-and quite possibly the next Big Thing.- - Kirkus
-Replete with fighter pilot jargon, plausible science fiction elements, and nerd-friendly literary allusions, this taut, well-crafted novel should have broad appeal, for fans of everything from Roth's Divergent to Wein's Code Name Verity.- - The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
-McCarthy deploys breath-stopping depictions of high-stakes piloting with enviable ease, and the in-your-face personal confrontations are nearly as taut.- - Publishers Weekly
-McCarthy pulls no punches, exploring some of the most problematic romance tropes in YA with an analytical eye and a keen sense of humanity.- - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books praise for The Color of Rain
-If you're looking for a fun, light, super fast read, then this is your book. - - Read Breathe Relax
-McCarthy puts her characters in increasingly tense situations, testing them to the breaking point and giving what could have been merely a popcorn thriller sudden gravity. This crazy-cool story should soar.- - Booklist
- This high octane novel catapults readers into a future that is grim and full of unknowns. - - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews
-...an exhilarating novel with a realistic main character and intense action scenes.- - Teen Reads
-Chase is the kind of reckless, badass girl I would have wished I could be more like when I was her age. - - Forever Young Adult