Book Talk: AVALON by Mindee Arnett

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.

Space can be dangerous. That’s something Jeth learned at a young age, when his parents were executed for treason by the uber-controlling government. Even though he’s now leading a ragtag group of teen metatech thieves, he’s still existing under somebody’s thumb – the crime lord they work for.

When a job stealing a device that allows people to travel faster than light goes terribly wrong, Jeth accidentally learns that there may be more to his parent’s deaths than he thought. Though the group escapes, Jeth is left shaken – and the next job his questionable boss gives him doesn’t settle his nerves much.

If he takes his team into an unchartered and infamous region of space to recover a lost ship with metatech people are willing to kill for, his boss will give him what he’s always wanted – his parent’s ship – the Avalon. More than sentimental, the Avalon was specifically designed to travel into the Bermuda Triangle of space safely. With the Avalon, Jeth will finally be out from under the influence of his sketchy boss, and have the freedom he’s always wanted.

But it means taking his team – including his younger sister and emotionally damaged uncle – into danger they’ve never faced before, and possibly learning some truths he doesn’t want to know.

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