flying-galley-cover-3 (1)New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones introduces sassy alien-hunting cheerleader Mana in Flying, the launch of a sparkling new YA Science Fiction 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.


FLYING was selected as an best books for July!

The sequel, ENHANCED, will show teleport into the universe in July 2017! 


What People Are Saying: 


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

BIG NEWS! The next book of the series comes out in October 2017 and it looks like this: