Saturday, January 4, 2014

Proxy (Avalon 0.5) by Mindee Arnett

Goodreads Summary:
Proxy is an action-packed introduction to a world like nothing readers have seen before, and it sets a spark to the powder keg that will explode in Mindee Arnett's sci-fi thriller Avalon.

If you need something stolen from any star system in the Confederation, you need look no further than the Shades. Jeth Seagrave and his band of teenage mercenaries have been making a name for themselves for being able to steal anything—and for disappearing before anyone is the wiser. Their latest job, a jewel heist on Grakkus, should be no different. But when Jeth's boss replaces a key member of his crew just before takeoff, and Jeth discovers a betrayal within his own ranks, he begins to suspect that not everyone is going to be coming back from his job alive.

My Review:
Proxy is the prequel to Avalon which releases later in 2014. We are introduced into Jeth and Lizzies life in the Shades thief group. It doesn't get to deep into the characters. Just enough to keep you curious. Are they human or aren't they? I still don't know. We get a glimpse into the Shades crew and what exactly they do. In a world we don't yet get to know there is a band of thieves who appear to be very good at their jobs. For a bunch of teenagers. Which makes me even more curious about the world they are living in. I love the sci-fi element. Will Jeth be able to keep his sister safe? She was a stowaway for their dangerous mission and things do not go according to plan. 

I really liked the sci-fi element in this one. Space ships, possibly aliens, different planets, and weird precious stones. They didn't get to in depth with the characters, like I said, but I can't wait to see what happens with them. The ship, Avalon, seems pretty interesting. Jeth refers to it as his freedom so I wonder if he is paying off a debt?? Lots of questions that need answers!!!

It was so quick I didn't see any kind of love/relationship blooming. Hopefully we get a little in Avalon! Needless to say I have very curious about this book and am anticipating Avalon's release!

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