It would seem 2015 is becoming a year of epic proportions for books. Which makes us all giddy inside.
Our to be read list seems to be growing and growing. Which is a good thing for our book addiction but not for our wallets.
Today we have two books that sound amazing. We can’t wait to have their pretty covers grace our library. Adventure in the skies? A world full of magic and feathered hair? Both authors take us to unique worlds full of adventure and breathtaking settings. Characters that take matters into their own hands. I hope you are as thrilled as we are for these two books.
- Breaking Sky
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (March 10, 2015)
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.
Cori McCarthy started writing when she was thirteen. Cori was born in Guam, grew up in New England and the Midwest, studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland, and now lives in Michigan with her family.
Cori is the author of THE COLOR OF RAIN, a YA space thriller published by Running Press Teens. Her second novel, BREAKING SKY, is forthcoming from Sourcebooks Fire in March 2015. She’s a sword collector and Walt Whitman enthusiast.
- The Girl at Midnight
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (April 28, 2015)
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.
But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire
I’m a writer of young adult fiction powered entirely by candlelight and cups of tea, represented by the fabulous Catherine Drayton of InkWell Management.
My debut novel, THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT, will be published by Delacorte Press in Spring 2015.
I can also ride a horse and shoot a bow and arrow at the same time, for what it’s worth, which is not much at all.
Lookout Wednesday! The books are coming and we hope you anticipate each read as much as we do! The waiting part is what’s torturous.
What books are you waiting for?