Waiting on Wednesday (26): Flying by Carrie Jones

Posted July 13, 2016 by BAMF in Features, Waiting on Wednesday // 0 Comments

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…FLYING by Carrie Jones!

Waiting on Wednesday (26): Flying by Carrie JonesFlying by Carrie Jones
Published by Tor Teen on July 19th 2016
ISBN: 076533657X
Pages: 256
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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.


Why We’re Waiting On It

ALIEN. HUNTING. CHEERLEADER. Jamie wants to know how she gets this position? Also, can you marry the aliens instead?? This sounds like a more Sci-Fi version of Buffy and we are both about that life. Tor Teen publishes the BEST books tbh. We can’t wait to get our hands on this one and see what happens! It sounds like our type of book. Maybe we’ll do a Two Peas in a Pod Review of it in the future!

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