“McCarthy’s poetic language glows throughout her descriptions of a desolate and melancholy universe.” –-Publisher’s Weekly Review

“The Color of Rain was about embracing courage and the life-changing—no, world-changing—power of hope. But for all of its thematic intensity, it was McCarthy’s gripping writing style—which was simultaneously filled with vivid imagery and brutally blunt—that made this read so memorable. […] There are no sparkly vampires here, or friendly games of quidditch. Only a cast of flawed characters trying their best to survive in a fallen world. Deeply thought-provoking and more than a little disturbing, The Color of Rain peers into the darkness of human nature and asks its readers some hard questions—questions with no easy answers.” –Paul Goat Allen, “The Next Big Thing in YA Dystopia” review on the Barnes & Noble Blog

“McCarthy pulls no punches, exploring some of the most problematic romance tropes in YA with an analytical eye and a keen sense of humanity.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This well-written story is fast-paced, nerve-wracking, and disturbing all at the same time. Rain is a likeable character, and her plight so horrific that the reader is sure to root for her.” –Children’s Literature

“McCarthy has written a non-stop, no-holds-barred action thriller.” —Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution

“[With] surprising twists, candid romance, and beautiful language, McCarthy will catch readers before they fall.” —The Compulsive Reader blog



“The Next Big Thing in YA Dystopia” -The Barnes and Noble Blog

“I will not react. I will act.” -Kirkus Reviews Blog

“The Compulsive Reader: The Color of Rain” -The Compulsive Reader

“Human Trafficking in Space” -The Pirate Tree

“The Color of Rain and Sex Trafficking” -Charlee Vale Blog

“A Review: The Color of Rain” -Wild About Words

“Book Trailer Interview with Cori McCarthy” -The Quirk and Quill

“Spaceships, Prostitutes and Heartache…OH MY!” -Valentines Blog

“Michigander Monday: Cori McCarthy” -Jumping the Candlestick

“Check This Out: THE COLOR OF RAIN” -El Space

“Backstory, Science Fiction & Genetic Advancements” -Musings Blog