Thursday, November 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (38): Avalon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.


Avalon (Avalon #1)
by Mindee Arnett
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 21st 2014 by Balzer & Bray
A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.

Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they're damn good at it. Jeth doesn't care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents' ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he'll go to get the freedom he's wanted for so long.

Avalon is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned sci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon's cult hit show Firefly.

A friend is gushing about Avalon and I can't help but be excited for it too! I already have an ARC of this (much thanks to Harper and Edelweiss) but I need to read a few more books first before I get around to this.

6 comments:

  1. This is on my TBR list! Excited for this one!
    Great pick, Chel! ;D

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  2. This is on my list, too! Like you, I have a couple of other books to read first. Can't wait to start it, though.

    Leeanna.me WoW: Shadowplay by Laura Lam.

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  3. Wow!! Sounds like a great read. I haven't read a sci-fi book in ages!! Hope you enjoy it when you get it!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  4. Ooooh, space opera for YA. And it's not just a romance dressed up in space suits. I'll look for this one.

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  5. I haven't had a good run with good sci-fi lately (too much focus on the romance), so this sounds super exciting! Let me know how it goes when you've read it, I'm keen to hear your thoughts on it!

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  6. I haven't actually heard anything about this one yet. I should check out some early reviews if you say your friend loved it! I hope you love it, too!

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