Monday, 12 October 2015


Critically acclaimed author of Breaking Sky, Cori McCarthy reveals the cover of her latest groundbreaking novel You Were Here (March 2016). 
Narrated in multiple formats including word art poetry, graphic novel panels, and prose, this visually stunning story follows Jaycee Strangelove and an unlikely group of friends on a post-graduation adventure as Jaycee chases the memory of her late brother by completing the death-defying stunts that got him killed. 
Jaycee’s companions: her ex-best friend, a slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, a heartbroken poet, and a selective mute all have their own reasons for attempting her brother’s dares. But as they delve deeper into the urban ruins that captivated Jaycee’s brother, from the petrifying remains of an insane asylum to the skeletal remnants of the world’s largest amusement park they learn a singular and unforgettable lesson on the truth about friendship, heartbreak, and inevitable change.
Title: You Were Here
Author: Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: 1st March 2016

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Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?

On the anniversary of her dardevil brother's death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of disfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.

As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn't bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.


Title: Breaking Sky
Author: Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Release Date: 10th March 2015

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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.


Title: The Color Of Rain
Author: Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Release Date: 14th May 2013

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If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks to the stars, Rain sees escape and the only possible cure for Walker. And when a darkly handsome and mysterious captain named Johnny offers her passage to the Edge, Rain immediately boards his spaceship. Her only price: her "willingness."

The Void cloaks many secrets, and Rain quickly discovers that Johnny's ship serves as host for an underground slave trade for the Touched . . . and a prostitution ring for Johnny's girls. With hair as red as the bracelet that indicates her status on the ship, the feeling of being a marked target is not helpful in Rain's quest to escape. Even worse, Rain is unsure if she will be able to pay the costs of love, family, hope, and self-preservation.


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