Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Book Review + Giveaway] Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Polaris (Avalon, #2)
Author: Mindee Arnett
Pub. Date: January 20, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her DNA, and Jeth is desperate to find the resources he needs to rescue his mother and start a new life outside the Confederation. But the ITA is just as desperate, and Jeth soon finds himself pursued by a mysterious figure hell-bent on capturing him and his crew—dead or alive.

With nowhere to run and only one play left, Jeth enters into a bargain with the last person he ever thought he’d see again: Daxton Price, the galaxy’s newest and most fearsome crime lord. Dax promises to help Jeth, but his help will only come at a price—a price that could mean sacrificing everything Jeth has fought for until now.

The conclusion to the story Mindee Arnett began in her acclaimed novelAvalonPolaris is a dangerous journey into the spaces between power and corruption, life and death, the parts of ourselves we leave behind, and the parts we struggle to hold on to.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are on the run and once again have a mission that might make it or break it for them. ITA are still holding his mother in a research run and now trying to get to his sister's DNA. He is done and once he is complete with the mission, getting some resources and starting new life outside of the Confederation is definitely on his bucket list. 

With such an intriguing plot and continuing the story, Arnett really pulled off the sequel to Avalon. It definitely outdid the first book because now we know what the world building looks like and can spend time on the actual story instead of trying to understand everything. Jeth really surprised me here as well. It took awhile for me to warm up to him in the first book and even though I thought he was just a tool in the beginning, he grew on me. 

Another word? Implants. Super badass, completely sci-fi and technological implants that can control the person if it has been mastered. Overall? Satisfying read, felt a lot like I got more closure compared to the first book.

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