The Compulsive Reader: Cover Reveal: Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy is an amazing writer whose debut novel, The Color of Rain, took my breath away. She's also a great friend and she has been hard at work at her amazing new novel, Breaking Sky, since I've known her. (True story: When we first met, this book was called Sex and Jets. Things have changed slightly, but it's still sexy and still full of fast jets.) I am so, so excited to reveal the cover!

About Breaking Sky:

In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled 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.

Are you ready??

So. Bad. Ass.

This cover exudes toughness and energy. I love the flames and bullet holes, and I think that the title treatment is awesome. I am not usually a fan of tag lines, but I love the one on this cover: "Aim High. Fly Fast. Fight Hard." Cori pointed out that it was adapted from the Air Force's motto, which is "Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win."

The circle on the cover is more than just an awesome image--Cori shared with me an exclusive excerpt from Breaking Sky in which main character Chase argues with the academy's psychiatrist (click on the pictures to enlarge!):

Breaking Sky will be out on March 3rd, 2015! Check out CoriMcCarthy.com for more info!

Buy the book because it's awesome, yo.

1 comment:

LinWash said...

Oh man!!!! That's awesome! Another good one from Cori! A movie has to follow!