Like everyone else in the world, Mia Bryn lives in the dark. Buried in an underground compound, her life is spent in brief allotments of florescent light and dwindling food supplies. But when a letter arrives, Mia and her father are invited to embark on a journey that no one else has been allowed to take for over a hundred years. They are asked to leave the ground and travel into the air. But the outside world is more surprising and dangerous than Mia could have ever imagined. To survive, she must trust her instincts, learn about a world she knows nothing about, and accept her destiny.
“Downing’s Into The Air is that fresh take on the YA post-apocalyptic vision we’ve all been waiting for. Mia Bryn is a wonderful character—one who starts out charmingly mortal but soon becomes the heroine we, and her people, need her to be. Can’t wait for the next Mia chapter!” Bruce McAllister, Author of the Cybils-nominated The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic “There’s a new star in the Young Adult firmament—A. K. Downing’s series, beginning with Into The Air, is sure to be a reader favorite right up there with The Hunger Games and The 100 trilogy.” Richard Snodgrass , Author of There’s Something in the Back Yard
WHAT IF YOU ENTERED A WORLD YOU DIDN'T KNOW
“Did you ever feel so lost that you didn’t know if the ground was above your head or below your feet?”
Mia has lived underground her entire life. The only time she has ever been above was ten years ago, and that was only long enough to jump to another compound. She remembers how it felt and would give anything to live in the air. When Marshall, her dad, gets a letter requesting he and Mia report to the new City Site, even though Marshall is hesitant, Mia sees this as her one and only chance to be free of living underground and she’s not going to let it pass her by. On their journey to the City Site, Mia is overwhelmed by sights, sounds, and smells she had never experienced before. Her adventure had begun. But upon reaching the site, Mia discovers a different adventure that she is totally unprepared for, one she had been unknowingly destined to take.
It’s hard to believe that this is the author’s first book. She captured the spirit of each character so well, that you would think came from years of writings. I loved the storyline, the strength of the characters, and the slow development of true love. This is a series and an author worth reading.
About the author
A. K. Downing is the author of the young adult, adventure novel Into the Air. She grew up in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania and spent her summers exploring the fields, woods and orchards of her grandparents' farm. She studied graphic design at Kent State University and currently works as a Creative Director. She enjoys history, camping, and walking through fields of tall grass, and feels there is no better way to see the world than from the top of a horse. She currently lives in the woods with her husband, daughter, two cats and five chickens. Into the Air is her first novel.
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