Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthyBreaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

Breaking Sky

byCori McCarthy

Paperback | February 21, 2016

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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 seriesA 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. Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx", isn't one to play it safe. 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. 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."Smart, exciting, confident-and quite possibly the next Big Thing."-Kirkus"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"A non-stopthrill 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 "McCarthy puts her characters in increasingly tense situations, testing them to the breaking point? [A] crazy-cool story."-Booklist"
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
Title:Breaking SkyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:February 21, 2016Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492621129

ISBN - 13:9781492621126


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Go Canada I'll be completely honest, one of the main reasons that I was so excited to read this book was because it featured Canadians and Canada, and especially because it included teenage Canadian fighter pilots kicking butt. As a Canadian, I get a bit tired sometimes with the U.S.-centric literature overwhelming the YA genre, so I jumped at the chance to read something that acknowledged my home country in such a positive way. While I was not disappointed with the level of action and speed characterizing this book, it did monopolize it a little bit at the expense of emotional impact. Everything, from the plot to the prose to the narration, was fast, punchy, and left no room for dawdling, which meant that this was one fast, exciting read, but not the world's most memorable one. Points earned for some great girl friendships, though, and serious points for awesome Canadians.
Date published: 2016-12-21