RELEASE DATE - Sept 4, 2018

Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cōcha is a seventeen-year-old girl.

A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control.

Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?

In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.

To read the first chapter of the book, click here


Pre-order now from your favorite retailer and receive a special, limited edition enamel pin, inspired by Ia and designed in collaboration with artist Sara M. Lyons

To receive an Ignite the Stars pin, e-mail proof of pre-order purchase and your mailing address to marketing@albertwhitman.com with the subject line "Ignite the Stars pre-order." Only 200 pins will be available. You must be a resident of the U.S. to enter, pins will be mailed out starting in June. 

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Praise for Ignite the Stars


"Fast-paced and gripping—a stellar opening to a new sci-fi adventure series focused on social justice. "  -Kirkus Reviews