Flying (Flying #1)

Flying (Flying #1)Flying Summary:
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 Review:
It has been too long since Carrie Jones published another book! Her Need series is still one of my favourites so I'm extremely happy and excited to read this book!

I only got the excerpt for this novel so I can't fully judge this book. From what I have read though, it seems to be a quick and enjoyable read. It focuses on Mana and her discovering her mom's secret. Initially, it was hard for me to get into it because it seemed like a lot of chick flicks. It did turn out to be better with some action and mystery. I am curious to see how the rest of the book will play out.

Mana did start to grow on me. She started to turn into a warrior that could only develop more from here. She kinda gave off a Buffy vibe in the way that she was so confidant at kicking butt. Lyle seems to be interesting as is the mom.

The major problem with this novel is the simplicity. Looking back at the YA books I've read, I see this as a recurring theme in them as well. Everything is so black and white from the heroes to the villains that you're left kinda bored. Maybe that will change when you read the rest of the story.

From what I have read this is a 3 star read.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing the excerpt in exchange for an honest review!

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