Thursday, March 19, 2015

Breaking Sky Spotlight: Character Profile + Teaser + Giveaway! @SourcebooksFire @CoriMcCarthy

Breaking Sky
Release date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Dystopia

In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled debut thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy

Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx," is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental "Streaker" jets at the junior Air Force Academy in the year 2048. She's tough and impulsive with lightning-fast reactions, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father. 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 jet, 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

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Praise for Breaking Sky:
“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
Character Profile:

Meet the Elite Teen Fighter Pilots of the United Star Academy

Call Sign: ARROW
Position: Pilot
Height: 5’11
Hair Color: Long black hair
Eye Color: Ice blue
Age: 18
Originally from: Ottawa, Canada
Plane name and description: PHOENIX, Streaker Jet Prototype 0
Years in the service: 4
Personality strengths: Loyal, trustworthy, outgoing
Personality weaknesses: Suffers from PTSD

He hit Pippin like a linebacker, tossing him to the pavement. Chase threw herself on the guy’s back. She got her elbow around his neck and was about to choke him when the pilot lifted her off like she weighed nothing. He tossed her down and hauled his RIO away from Pippin.

“You’ve ruined everything!” the RIO shouted as his pilot dragged him to a safer distance. His voice cramped with a French accent.

“He didn’t fly us into this!” Chase yelled back. “I did!”

“I don’t hit girls.” The RIO pointed at Pippin. “That little one I can take.”

“How noble.” Chase pulled Pippin to his feet. His face was cran- berry and he gasped unevenly. “You all right?”

He slapped his chest and gave her a thumbs-up.

Chase set her eyes on the pilot. His face was all but hidden behind his visor, and his red helmet was adorned with a white maple leaf above a stenciled call sign: ARROW.
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  1. Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior!

  2. Rose Hathoway will always be my favorite!

  3. Irma JurejevčičMarch 21, 2015 at 3:58 AM

    I don't have one from YA. Only from NA.