Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday *57*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick this week:

Avalon by Mindee Arnett
Avalon # 1
Expected Publication: January 21, 2014

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.
Ok, is it just me, or does this premise sound kind of cool? More like...super cool!  The wicked speedy time-travel aspect sounds brilliant on it's own but when you combine it with an empire of crime lords controlling space = Awesome.  And guys, then there's going to be a conspiracy!  YAY :D  I can't wait to discover all the mysteries this story obviously contains...I'm hoping I can crack open my copy soon!

Side note: Avalon is supposed to be perfect for fans of Joss Whedon's cult hit show Firefly. - I haven't watched Firefly but I've heard a million good things so I'm hoping to get into it soon...I just think it sucks that there's only one season!  Any fans of the show out there?  Let me know :)

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  1. *tests commenting with a pinkie toe* >.>

    All right, looks like it's okay! Fan of Firefly here! I also snagged Avalon from Edelweiss and started it this weekend, there appears to be a Bermuda Triangle in space plot element and I'm so excited :D Also *shoves you in a room with Firefly*

  2. Oooh I really want to read this one as well, looks great! I have yet to start her other series, too.
    Hope you get it soon!

    My WW

  3. Squeeee! I am so excited about this! Great pick.
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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  4. Yesss, Firefly is awesome awesome. And WAY too short-lived. Cancelled before it's time and before we got answers to some big questions, which sucks. But still highly recommended anyway!

    There's so much to love about this one! Namely, the traveling faster than the speed of light - TOO cool! I really hope this one is as good as it sounds!


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