I am super excited to present this post for #waitingonwednesday. Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy is looking likely to be one of my most anticipated YA novels of spring 2015. If the cover alone is not enough to grab your interest, you’ll find more information about the book below, as well as advance praise and a book trailer which is debuting today!
Title: Breaking Sky
Author: Cori McCarthy
Published: March 10th 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Dystopian
Length: 416 pages
Fly to the last drop of fuel. Fight to the last drop of blood.
Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx”, isn’t one to play it safe. In the year 2048, America is locked in a 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 chosen to fly an experimental “Streaker” jet. But few know the pain and loneliness of her past. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.
But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There’s a third Streaker, whose young hotshot pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. And Chase doesn’t play well with others. But to save her country, she may just have to put her life in the hands of the competition.
“Strong characterizations, action, adventure, and emotion combine to produce a sci-fi novel that is more than just the sum of its parts.” —School Library Journal STARRED Review.
“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
“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
“Breaking Sky ticks all the boxes: Love, war, friendship, action and danger – I was left wanting more, more, more!” —Jessica Shirvington, author of One Past Midnight
“A non-stop thrill ride… will keep you reading at the speed of sound. Breaking Sky is one of the most exciting reads of the year.” —Thomas E. Sniegoski, New York Times bestselling author of The Fallen series
About the Author
CORI MCCARTHY studied poetry and screenwriting before falling in love with writing for teens at Vermont College of Fine Arts. From a military family, Cori was born on Guam and lived a little bit of everywhere before she landed in Michigan. Learn more about her books at CoriMcCarthy.com.
And now the most exciting part of this post: The Book Trailer! Feast your eyes on this.
How awesome does that look? I’m so excited about this book. Sourcebook Fire is also running a pretty great promotion right now where you can read the first twelve chapters of Breaking Sky absolutely free! Just follow this link.
But wait! There’s more!
Sourcebook Fire is also hosting a giveaway through Rafflecopter for five advance copies of Breaking Sky. Check it out below.