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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.

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 ace 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 just may 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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 series

  • “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)

  • “McCarthy deploys breath-stopping depictions of high-stakes piloting with enviable ease, and the in-your-face personal confrontations are nearly as taut. Both will keep readers glued to the page.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This riveting near-future science fiction military adventure reads like a cross between Top Gun and Ender’s Game, blended with just the right amount of adolescent angst.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • “McCarthy puts her characters in increasingly tense situations, testing them to the breaking point and giving what could have been merely a popcorn thriller sudden gravity. This crazy-cool story should soar.”


  • “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

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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.