Breaking Sky

Hardcover | February 23, 2015

byCori McCarthy

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In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. BREAKING SKY is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers at a Mach 5 pace." -Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesFly 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.Cori McCarthy's taut, romantic, action adventure will shoot your pulse straight into overdrive with her brilliantly imagined and frighteningly possible future. BREAKING SKY has also been optioned for film by Sony Pictures."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"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"

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In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. BREAKING SKY is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers at a Mach 5 pace." -Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesFly to the last drop of fuel. Fig...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.31 × 6.22 × 1.36 inPublished:February 23, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492601411

ISBN - 13:9781492601418

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from breaking sky McCarthy has created a wildly imaginative, well rounded dystopian world that definitely sparks your interest. This fast paced story is filed with vivid descriptions that invite the reader to experience it. The realistic manner in which she tells her story combined with the near-future aspect gives it a bit of a chilling feel. I couldn’t help but imagine the possibilities. This is the type of story that’s great for those of YA age, but will be loved by readers of all readers. McCarthy combines the angst of coming of age with a wildly imaginative tale in the perfect proportions. It was great trip. I loved the competitive edge in the characters. They were a lot of fun to get to know. The fact that these teens were the hope for the US was a bit over the top, but it’s one of the marked qualities of YA dystopian stories. McCarthy develops a cast of characters who embody what it means to be coming of age, without ever being stereotypical. It was a great thing to experience. As a whole, this was a great read. McCarthy has created a world I not only enjoyed reading, but one that I’d enjoy living. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-03-18