Thursday, December 26, 2013

Avalon by Mindee Arnett Review

Expected Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

Format: ARC
Page Count: 432 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: Avalon #1


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.


This is one is hard to review. I liked the main character Jeth and the concept of the book but I guess it wasn't one for me. 

To put it out of the way, this is definitely for fans who love the show Firefly. It definitely has that teen YA sci-fi, space vibe to it.

This isn't my first Mindee Arnett book. I read her other works and this is very different from her paranormal series. The main problem for me was I didn't feel the story. This meaning, I couldn't grasp the concept of the background and the setting of the book. 

What I did like was Jeth and I wanted to read a sci-fi book that is mostly based on that and nothing else. There is romance but it's not centered around it. The romance was a little bit odd and rushed during situations. 

I really wanted to love this book but its not up to par to me. For sure others will love this series. It's just my preferences. 

ARC provided by HarperCollins and Balzer &Bray


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