Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Avalon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Title: Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Summary (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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: Being billed as Firefly meets White Cat - one of my favorite shows paired with one of my favorite books. When put together with that epic, epic movie-poster cover, and the fact that I am craving YA sci-fi something fierce right now, I cannot tell you how much I need this book. I NEED IT. My soul for an ARC.

So what book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I agree with this choice! This book sounds so good and I'm a huge Firefly fan, so it should be right up my alley!
    My WoW

  2. Waaaaaaaaaaant this book. So, SO badly.

  3. Omg. I hadn't even heard it was being compared to White Cat. Firefly, yes, which is why I already needed it in my life, but White Cat too?! Omg. Where can I barter my firstborn for an ARC? *_*

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved...

    1. They used "Firefly meets White Cat" for the original pitch - if I'd been a publisher, I would've snatched it up without hesitating. Smart move, Balzer & Bray/Harper!

      If you find a place to barter your firstborn, please inquire if they'll accept slightly-used souls as well. Thx! ;}

  4. Wow, that sounds good. I haven't read a good space book in foerver. Great choice!