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Waiting on Wednesday: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

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 s
ci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon's cult hit show Firefly.

I've always been interested in stories set in space, but this one sounds even more amazing! The idea of mercenaries and metatech definitely makes it seem like Avalon will be an action packed read. I can't wait!

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  1. I so want this! It sounds like a YA version of FIREFLY!

  2. Ever since I saw this on the epic reads ARC party I have been dying to get my hands on it!

  3. I don't know how I feel about stories set in space but I will definitely be reading this one. It sounds fabulous! Great pick!

    Katie @ Katie's Book Blog

  4. This actually sounds pretty intriguing. I haven't read a book that's set in space, but I think I could get used to that setting. Thanks for putting this on my radar! :D

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  5. I am desperate to read Avalon! I love science fiction and Firefly so this is a total winner for me.

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  6. I first of this book like a month ago and I've been so excited to read it. Everything from the cover to the plot is awesome.


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