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MY PICK THIS WEEK:
Book Title: Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett
Book Series: Avalon, Book 1
Genres: YA, Science Fiction
Release Date: January 21, 2014
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.
Kudos to whoever was wise enough to compare this book to a much beloved television series of mine, Firefly. Now, I HAVE to read it. That ridiculous cancellation left a hole in my heart that has never been filled.
However, the cover alone would have enticed me to give it a go. Very badass. Also, story sounds amazing. It's close enough to Dystopian to pique my interest but far away for me to really get excited because the genre is starting to get a bit repetitive. Also, I like the name Jeth. Overall, I'm definitely intrigued.