Why SKY JUMPERS is Awesome

Okay, so I'm so excited for Peggy and her recent debut, SKY JUMPERS! See, I've known Peggy for a while now, and she's always coming up with cool and varied ways to help me celebrate my books.

Sadly, I am not Peggy (to see her awesome, go here), so all you get from me today is why you'll want to rush out and buy SKY JUMPERS, stat.

First, about the book: What happens when you can't do the one thing that matters most? Twelve-year-old Hope Toriella lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb's Breath—the deadly band of compressed air that covers the crater left by the bombs—than fail at yet another invention. When bandits discover that White Rock has priceless antibiotics, they invade. 

With a two-day deadline to finish making this year's batch and no ingredients to make more, the town is left to choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from the disease that's run rampant since the bombs, or die fighting the bandits now. Help lies in a neighboring town, but the bandits count everyone fourteen and older each hour. Hope and her friends—Aaron and Brock—might be the only ones who can escape to make the dangerous trek through the Bomb's Breath and over the snow-covered mountain. Inventing won't help her make it through alive, but with Aaron and Brock's help, the daring and recklessness that usually gets her into trouble might just save them all.

So first, can you say BOMB'S BREATH?? That alone is intriguing enough to pick up the book. And upon reading, I can attest that the Bomb's Breath is an amazing part of the story. Original and scary at the same time.

The Bomb's Breath isn't like this at all. (source)
It's amazing what you can find with a Google search, though, isn't it?

Second, I love the action and adventure in the story. Hope can't invent (which is totally overrated *scoff*), but she can take risks. She cliff-dives. She runs from bandits. Plays dead. Hikes through blizzards. If you like a good action/adventure story, SKY JUMPERS won't disappoint.


The cliff diving is kind of like this, but not really like this at all. For one, that's a dude, and Hope is a girl. Two, there's no water. Third, you can't breathe while you jump. Third, the cliffs are much higher. That's right.
No water. No air. Big cliff. Sounds awesome, right?
IT IS.
(I think if Hope's dive was real, it would be #1 on this list.)

Third, SKY JUMPERS isn't like any other book I've read. And that's a hard feat to accomplish, because I read a lot of books. Sometimes I can recognize a few unique things, but in SKY JUMPERS, I honestly was like, "Whoa," on one page, and then like, "That is SO cool!" on another.

Seriously. Buy. Read. Love.




You can thank me later.

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