Avalon Release Day Launch + Excerpt + Giveaway

I am sooo very excited for today because it's Avalon's book birthday! Woot! I was lucky enough to receive an advance digital copy of this last month and I love, love, loved it. (Will post my review of it soon.) I can't wait for you guys to read it because I just know you're gonna love it!

About Avalon

Avalon (Avalon #1) 
by Mindee Arnett
Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication: January 21st 2014 by Balzer & Bray
Purchase: Amazon |  B&N | Books-a-million | Indiebound | Google Play | Kobo | iTunes

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.



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About the Author

YA Author of THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR, a contemporary fantasy coming March 5, 2013 from Tor Teen (Macmillan) and AVALON, a YA sci-fi thriller coming Winter 2014 from Balzer+Bray (HarperCollins). Represented by the fabulous Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary. Addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic, the macabre, and outer space.


  1. YAY!!!! I'm so glad to hear you loved this one Chel, I can't wait to read your review! I really loved it as well and can't wait for the next book. I'm a big fan of Jeth and I have so many questions now (the good kind, not the frustrating kind). *happy dance*

  2. I have been seeing this one around a lot lately. I'm very curious about it. I've seen reviews all over the place so I'm wondering where I would fall in the love/hate scale.

  3. Ooo, intriguing quote! I'm not a big sci-fi fan, Chel, so I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts about this one.

  4. Ohhh, this looks so promising, I hope it's not another disappointing attempt at sci-fi for the YA crowd! And that excerpt, whoaaa! Definitely intrigued! Thanks for sharing it Chel!

  5. I think this needs to be added to my wishlist immediately! I haven't heard that much positive feedback so far, but you totally make me want to order a copy right now. Looking forward to reading your review!


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