Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

“Waiting on Wednesday” is weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that highlights books that people can't wait to get their hands on. Here is mine for this week!

This week, the book that I am counting down the days for is Avalon by Mindee Arnett.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

Expected Publication: January 21st, 2014 from Balzer & Bray 

Why I'm Waiting:

First, look at that cover! Isn't it gorgeous?! Okay, fangirling partially over. One of my favourite genres to read is Sci-Fi.  I cannot get enough of it. So when I read the synopsis for this book I couldn't help but jump up and down and run to mark the publication date on my calendar.

Are you excited about reading Avalon too?  What are you waiting for this week?  

I'll be posting my very overdo review for Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton tomorrow so stay tuned!  But as always, comeback on Saturday for Stacking the Shelves!

Stay nerdy,


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