Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday, #64 Avalon by Mindee Arnett




Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays! Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser Tuesday is for the following...
Avalon (Avalon, #1)
AVALON by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication Date: January 21, 2014

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.

*Teasers are from an Advanced Readers Copy. Quotes are subject to change in the final copy*

Teasers from pages: 120

"Pretty, feisty, and strong. That was a whole lot to like. 
Don't be stupid, the voice of reason broke in. You don't need that kind of distraction."

"He focused all his energy on Avalon, the only girl he really wanted or needed."

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4 comments:

  1. That's a nice quote, sounds like his life just got more interesting. :) I like the blurb for this one. Teenage mercenaries and their own space ship? Sounds like fun!

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  2. Although this isn't the kind of book I usually read, your Teaser made me think I'd enjoy this story.
    My Teaser is from LOVING CHLOE.

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  3. This book sounds great and the cover art is superb! Going to have to check it out. Here is mine from Rhiannon Frater's The First Days - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/04/23/teaser-tuesdays-63-the-first-days-by-rhiannon-frater/

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