Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Breaking Sky

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.
My Review
Chase is a fighter pilot at the United Star Academy. Her call sign is Nyx. She is one of two pilots to fly the new Streaker jets. While out flying Chase comes in contact with another Streaker, only this one is a third one. Chase is curious to find out who the third pilot is. Chase does find out who the other pilot it. His name is Tristan call sign Arrow. He is a pilot for the Royal Canadian Junior Air Force Academy.

Right from the beginning this book started out with a big bang...literally. There was a crash and then the story back tracked to the beginning which was not borning at all either. I really got into this story. The author's experience of being a military brat and love for aviation was evident in the story. This helped to make it top notch. I was so glad to see a strong female lead as a fighter pilot. It is not often that the pilots in stories are portrayed as females. Chase had the attitude of Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun. Right away I liked her. The story was so believable that I could see it being real. As an avid aviation fan, I like these types of stories. This one was right up there as being a must read. With the real life like story line, intriguing, strong-willed characters like Chase and Tristan, action, excitement, and good ending. You won't want to miss this book. It did have a feeling of Top Gun but mixed with Ender Games for the futuristic style.

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