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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Jones Narrator: Kate Reinders Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Flying Series Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781480530942
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New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones introduces sassy alien-hunting cheerleader Mana in Flying, the launch of a sparkling new YA SF series.

People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She’s used to being coddled, being an only child, but it’s hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother’s babying gets more stifling than ever, she’s looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while.

But that night, Mana’s life goes haywire.

First, the hot guy she’s been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she’s always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective.

It turns out, Mana’s frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she’s missing—taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother—and maybe the world—and hope she’s up to the challenge.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bubbly, affectionate cheerleader must rescue her mother from an out-of-this-world danger…Funny and fast-moving.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A witty and self-aware heroine carries this entertaining adventure story…The novel’s greatest strength is its relatability. Everyone has envied someone with a mother like Mana’s or has pitied someone with a mother like Lyle’s…This quick, lighthearted romp is a perfect choice for readers who like their romance served with a side of alien butt-kicking action.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This series open from Jones is complex and nuanced while maintaining a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek vibe…Mana’s personal growth takes center stage as she learns to rely on herself during shootings, burglaries, and the development of mysterious new powers. Frequent twists and plentiful action keep the story moving briskly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The witty dialogue and flawless action scenes of this novel make it a fast read…The endearing romance between Mana and Lyle will speak to romance readers. Readers will like the geeky fandom references.”


  • “Kate Reinders narrates this campy story about Mana…Reinders’ sprightly delivery keeps the story moving until Mana and Lyle, her possible love interest, start kicking some alien butt. Reinders has a youthful, upbeat delivery but can grow serious when she needs to in tense moments. She’s perfect for this sci-fi series, equal parts laughs, lighthearted flirtation, and adventure.”


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About the Author
Author Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession with coauthor Steven E. Wedel. She is a distinguished alumni of Vermont College’s MFA Program and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine. 

About the Narrator

Kate Reinders has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narrations. She is an American musical-theater actress who has performed as lead and understudy in several Broadway shows and is best known for her performance as Glinda in the Broadway production Wicked.