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I'm waiting for:
By: Mindee Arnett
Release Date: January 21st, 2014
Genre(s): YA Science Fiction/Fantasy
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 am I waiting?
Recently I've been very interested in Science Fiction mainly because of all the books involving space and spaceships. I'm looking for a book that's totally outside of the normal and is imaginatively awesome. I think Avalon may well be what I've been searching for. My attention was drawn in from the very first sentence - teenage mercenaries that stumble upon a conspiracy? Sounds really cool to me. Space crime bosses, action & adventure, a main character with the name Jeth Seagrave? I love it. I can't wait for this one! Also how about that cover—stunning.