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Space Sci-fi ARC Giveaway!

I have collected a couple of ARCs that are space-themed and now that I’ve read them, it seems the perfect time to give them away :D. Here are the two currently up for winning:

Avalon ARC Tin Star ARC

Intrigued? Here’s some more details:

Avalon by Mindee Arnett: A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.

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.


Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci: On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist’s leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula’s desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

So basically, if you like space then you should enjoy these two YA :D.

The normal ARC giveaway rules apply for this one: US only because shipping is a beast, the winner has 48 hours to respond, I check entries so don’t cheat, and check the Giveaways page for the rest of the nitty gritty stuff!

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Good luck!
Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -Anya

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  1. Erin Brumley says:

    Well, A Wrinkle in Time was my first, and I don’t think it will be replaced, but Ender’s Game is a recent fave (read it WAY before the movie!)

  2. Darith L. says:

    I don’t have an answer for that, but I really want to read Across the Universe by Beth Revis!

  3. Don’t have a fav; haven’t really read them

  4. I like the 5th Wave!

  5. I honestly haven’t read any but I would love to read These Broken Stars.

  6. I actually haven’t read too many in-a-spaceship type books, but I did enjoy Glow and Spark.

  7. Alyn Yang says:

    I’ll be honest, I have only ever read one book that had to do with outerspace that I liked and I have forgotten the title because it has been over ten years now. I still remember what happens and I know it wasn’t a happily ever after book for the two leads.

  8. Christina T says:

    I really liked Mothership by Martin Leicht it has more humor but it’s a great read.

  9. I really liked Hyperion :)
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  10. My favorite is Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

  11. Aaaah! Avalon! I read the prequel and loved it. Reminds me soooo much of firefly, which I love so much. I recently read These Broken Stars and fell head over heels for it. Such great characters.
    Thank you for the giveaway! *crosses fingers*
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  12. Across the universe by beth revis! :)
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  13. Definitely the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis!

  14. I love the Across The Universe Series!

  15. sherry butcher says:


  16. Hi, Anya,

    This may seem obvious, but do you have these authors’ permission to give away their ARCs? I ask because I haven’t specifically prohibited my reviewers from sharing my ARC in this way. I sometimes remember to ask them only to use it for my review and not to give to anyone outside their own families to read, but not always. I just assumed reviewers know this. Would you do a giveaway if I forgot to ask you to maintain my ARC in this way (I know you don’t have mine; just hypothetical, here)? Do I have to specifically request that my reviewers not give away my ARC? I’m not accusing you of anything, please understand. I’m just a newbie and really want to know the protocols. Thanks.

    • Hi Sally, I receive all of my physical ARCs through the publisher, therefore I don’t interact with the authors directly. The publishers I work with have general policies that ARC giveaways are just another way of promoting the book and so they actually quite appreciate it when a blogger is willing to further promote a book beyond reviewing. The general understanding of the community as I’ve seen it is that once you give an ARC to a blogger, they have the right to do with it as they see fit as long as that doesn’t involve selling it. If that isn’t something that you are comfortable with, you should definitely make sure to specify that before sending the blogger an ARC. Many bloggers do giveaways because the number of ARCs they receive is just too many to keep in their permanent collections.

      • Thank you so much, Anya! Now I understand. I was always fine with it–what you’re doing (I expected you had it all worked out)–but I appreciate understanding how it all works. Since I am an indie author without a publisher, all of that is outside my ken. Happy New Year!

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