waiting on wednesday (59)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 |
Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

YOUNG ADULT SCI-FI, GET AT ME.  Wait, too much?  *grin*  I made it one of my goals for 2013 to read more YA sci-fi, and since science fiction is apparently 'the next big thing' I can see this trend stretching into the next few years.  That's great news because there's already some fantastic-looking YA sci-fi on the horizon in 2014, including this title by Mindee Arnett.  The gorgeous cover and fantastic summary remind me a bit of A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix and Dom Testa's Galahad series.  I'm all in.  Avalon will be released on January 21st, 2014 by Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins).

avalon by mindee arnett book cover
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.

What books are you waiting on?


Kristen Williams said...

I want to read Avalon so bad! I love sci-fi and this just seems like a perfect book.

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Liviania said...

I've heard great things about this author, and I'm definitely gonna have to read her when she busts out some standalone SF.

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I'm excited for this one, too. I have been trying to get into sci-fi a bit more myself and this one sounds awesome. Great pick!
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooo coool.

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