Waiting on Wednesday #88 – Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Posted January 25, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 3 Comments

Mom - Waiting on Wed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly waiting on Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I LOVED the Firebird trilogy by this author, I mean I cannot say enough good things about it. SO when I saw that she had a new book coming out AND it’s a YA sci-fi I may have fangirled….just a little 😉 First, just look at that cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?! And the blurb: “stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made.” I’m getting Battlestar Galatica vibes, anyone else? I cannot wait….only 69 days til it hits shelves….but I’m not counting or anything. Want more info on the book? Check out Nerdophiles interview with the author here.

Waiting on Wednesday #88 – Defy the Stars by Claudia GrayDefy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Series: Untitled #1
on 2017-04-04
Length: 512 pages

Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that's now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth's robotic "mech" armies for decades with no end in sight.

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel's programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis--even though her plan to win the war will kill him.

Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel's devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming.

About Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.

I live in New Orleans. So far, in life, I've been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, I enjoy writing.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?

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