In the fast-paced second installment of the Sky Chasers series, Waverly, Kieran and Seth are in a race against time—and there’s no room for mistakes. After a desperate escape from the enemy ship, Waverly has finally made it back to the Empyrean. The memory of home has been keeping her alive for the past months but home is nothing like she left it. Forced to leave their captive parents behind on the New Horizon, she’s returned only to find that Kieran has become a strict leader and turned the crew against Seth. What happened to the Kieran she thought she knew? Now Waverly’s not sure whom she can trust. And the one person she wants to believe in is darkly brilliant Seth, the ship’s supposed enemy. Waverly knows that the situation will only get worse until they can rescue their parents—but how? Now more than ever, every step could bring them closer to a new beginning—or a sudden end.
“Ryan’s fast-paced and cinematic style will satisfy returning fans and quickly engage new readers.”—Booklist “Delivers a page-turning plot while delving deeper into questions of leadership, trauma and violence . . . readers hungry for the next installment will have plenty to ponder in the meantime.”—Kirkus Reviews "Utterly engrossing."—Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Shine on Glow “You'll love it if you love futuristic post-apocalyptic stories like The Hunger Games!"—Seventeen.com“No less than the fate of humanity is at stake in Amy Kathleen Ryan's rich and emotional sci-fi tale.”—USA Today
Amy Kathleen Ryan earned an MA in English literature at the University of Vermont, and an MFA in creative writing from the New School Creative Writing for Children Program in New York City. She is also the author of two widely acclaimed young adult novels, Zen and Xander Undone and Vibes.