Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (62): Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser is from Avalon by Mindee Arnett. Avalon is the most unputdownable book that, unfortunately, I keep having to put down! Grrr. Distractions. But it's so good. I've seen it compared to Firefly and, while it's not exactly, this misfit crew of teenage mercenaries have won my heart the same way Mal and the crew of the Serenity did.

Are they surrendering?" Shady said from behind Jeth.

"I guess."

"Can I shoot 'em?"

Tempting.... "Uh, no.

{Avalon, pg. 111}

Synopsis of Avalon:

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.

For more about Avalon check out these sites!

And get the novella, Proxy (available now), from these sites!

*All quotes are taken from an uncorrected ARC. Quotes may not match the finished copy.*

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting book cover and that teaser was great! Going to have to add this one to my TBR list.


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