Moonstorm (Hardcover)

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In a society where conformity is valued above all else, a teen girl training to become an Imperial pilot is forced to return to her rebel roots to save her world in this adrenaline-fueled sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of Iron Widow and Skyward!

Hwa Young was just ten years old when imperial forces destroyed her rebel moon home. Now, six years later, she is a citizen of the very empire that made her an orphan.

Desperate to shake her rebel past, Hwa Young dreams of one day becoming a lancer pilot, an elite group of warriors who fly into battle using the empire’s most advanced tech—giant martial robots. Lancers are powerful, and Hwa Young would do anything to be the strong one for once in her life.

When an attack on their boarding school leaves Hwa Young and her classmates stranded on an imperial space fleet, her dreams quickly become a reality. As it turns out, the fleet is in dire need of pilot candidates, and Hwa Young—along with her brainy best friend Geum, rival Bae, and class clown Seong Su—are quick to volunteer.

But training is nothing like what they expected, and secrets—like the fate of the fleet’s previous lancer squad and hidden truths about the rebellion itself—are stacking up. And when Hwa Young uncovers a conspiracy that puts their entire world at risk, she’s forced to make a choice between her rebel past and an empire she’s no longer sure she can trust.

About the Author

Yoon Ha Lee is a Korean American who was born in Texas, went to high school in South Korea, and received a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University. Yoon's previous books include the Hugo Award nominated Machineries of Empire series and the New York Times bestseller Dragon Pearl. His hobbies are game design, composing, and destroying readers. He lives in Louisiana with his family and a flopsy catten, and has not yet been eaten by gators.

Praise For…

"I loved every single page of Lee’s masterfully crafted, utterly engrossing space opera. Moonstorm hooked me with its breathtaking action sequences, charismatic cast, and intricately-rendered world." —Axie Oh, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea and Rebel Seoul

★ "Lee....continues infusing the vast world of science fiction with Korean-inspired adventure....thrilling." —Booklist, starred review

"Action-packed space battles and strong worldbuilding will draw readers in." —Kirkus Reviews

"Lee addresses issues of colonialism and revolution in a high-concept space adventure narrative." —Publishers Weekly

"Readers who enjoyed Zhao’s Iron Widow will likely find appeal in the book’s realistic portrayal of different relationships as Hwa Young deals with bullies, best friends, and domineering authority figures." —The Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593488331
ISBN-10: 0593488334
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Moonstorm