"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we bookish types are eagerly anticipating.
This week my pick involves two teenagers in space ("Teeeens innnn Spaaaace") where they battle Space Pirates (SPACE PIRATES) and "intergalactic shenanigans" ensue (according to author Melissa Landers).
What? I've piqued your space-romance interest? Hmmm, let's read on, shall we?
Author: Melissa Landers
Published: February 2, 2016 (I know! You can already get it!)
Genres: YA, sci-fi/ dystopian, romance, fantasy
Synopsis (via www.goodreads.com):
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...
Since I was a young 'un, I've always romanticized being an orphan, and a plucky one at that! This sounds awesome, and I can't wait (to find time) to read it!
Has this been on your radar? Post your WoW below and I'll fly by your blog!!