Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday (12)

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was created by Jill Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Release date: July 17th, 2018
Amazon / Book Depository / Indiebound

Summary (from goodreads): Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive the harrowing modifications and earn an elite place in the Scela ranks, she may be able to save her brother.

Key Tanaka awakens in a Scela body with only hazy memories of her life before. She knows she's from the privileged end of the Fleet, but she has no recollection of why she chose to give up a life of luxury to become a hulking cyborg soldier. If she can make it through the training, she might have a shot at recovering her missing past.

In a unit of new recruits vying for top placement, Aisha's and Key's paths collide, and the two must learn to work together--a tall order for girls from opposite ends of the Fleet. But a rebellion is stirring, pitting those who yearn for independence from the Fleet against a government struggling to maintain unity.

With violence brewing and dark secrets surfacing, Aisha and Key find themselves questioning their loyalties. They will have to put aside their differences, though, if they want to keep humanity from tearing itself apart.

Why I'm excited: I heard there's an aromantic character in this, and that's enough to sell me on anything.

Seriously, I'm that easy.

Peace and cookies,
Laina

2 comments:

  1. Laina this sounds interesting. I enjoy sci fi.

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  2. This one looks awesome and I'm really loving all the YA SF lately. This is definitely on my wishlist!

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