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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Seventeen-year-old Mana has found and rescued her mother, but her work isn’t done yet. Her mother may beout of alien hands, but she’s in a coma, unable to tell anyone what she knows.
Mana is ready to take action. The only problem? Nobody will let her. Lyle, her best friend and almost-boyfriend (for a minute there, anyway), seems to want nothing to do with hunting aliens, despite his love of Doctor Who. Bestie Seppie is so desperateto stay out of it, she’s actually leaving town. And her mom’s hot but arrogantalien-hunting partner, China, is ignoring Mana’s texts, cutting her out of themission entirely.
They all know the alien threat won’t stay quiet for long. It’s up to Mana to fight her way back in.
What People Are Saying:
Witty dialogue and flawless action.―VOYA
With nods to numerous science fiction and fantasy works (including Dr. Who,Heroes, and World of Warcraft), this series opener from Jones (the Need series) is complex and nuanced while maintaining a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek vibe. – Publishers Weekly
Frequent twists and plentiful action keep the story moving briskly. – Publishers Weekly
Funny and fast-moving, with a compelling setup for potential sequels. – Kirkus
Men In Black Bring IT On! This is just the perfect book for light summer reading. Jones does an excellent job bringing the aliens and teens to life with all the action and adventure of a summer teen movie. – BookHounds
Hilarious and action-packed, this novel is sure to be the perfect summer read. – Bookish – “This Week’s Hottest Releases.”
Funny and playful, with a diverse cast of characters and a bit of romance and adventure, Flying is the perfect light summer read. – BookPage