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(Avalon #2)

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Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Balzer + Bray
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Samantha
Polaris is the final book in the Avalon duology. The first book, Avalon, follows Jeth and his band of friends who steal space ships for an interstellar crime boss. I thought the first book had a ton of potential and was a fun ride. It deals with a Bermuda triangle-like part of space that messes with the threads of reality, and set up a lot of potential for the second book.

This series ran out of time, sadly. It's one of those rare instances where a trilogy would have been a better fit than a duo
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Alyssa
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Polaris by Mindee Arnett
Book Two of the Avalon series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a
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Justine
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
A really solid conclusion to the Avalon duology. The series was very entertaining, and a page turner all the way through. I think it's one of the better YA SF space adventure stories around, and would be a good pick if you liked Starflight by Melissa Landers and wanted something along the same lines.
Lindsay Cummings
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm sad it's over! I loved it, and all the action scenes...full review to come! :)
⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess)
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, outta-space
4.5 stars
That was great!!! I never expected to love this book as much as the first, but it's a sequel done right!

Polaris takes place several months after the events of Avalon, and we follow Jeth and his crew on a new adventure. But this time, there are also some new crew members around and we are introduced to some new characters. Again, this book is fast paced and has almost non stop action. Plus everything else I'm looking for in an entertaining sci-fi novel!
Spaceships? ✔
Technology? ✔
'Aliens'
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Lindsay
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Avalon ends with a "happy for now" ending with Hammer defeated and Jeth Seagrave's ally Dax in a position of power. But there's still a problem with metatech, the ITA still want Cora back desperately and the Seagrave kids' mother is still an experimental subject of the ITA.

And by the time of this book Jeth and the crew of the Avalon aren’t doing so great. After a disastrous introduction to the big bad of the ITA, Jeth finds himself in the hands of Dax again, who has a whole new outlook and agen
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Kat
Mar 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
*I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oh Polaris . . . why couldn't I have loved you like I did Avalon? This sequel was by no means a bad one, but it was a bit of a letdown for me. The first one was so EXCITING. I was glued to that book when I was reading it. For this one, though, I had trouble motivating myself to keep reading it. There were bursts of excitement, but there wasn't enough to suck me in. It took me a long time to read because of that. I definitely stil
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Karen’s Library
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I'm actually really sad to have finished this series. I thought Polaris was even better than Avalon and I really enjoyed Avalon!

The author pulled no punches and from the beginning, crushed my heart! The action was non-stop and I stayed up way too late because I had to read "just one more chapter, oh oh, now I have to find out how they get out of this... ok, 2 more chapters..." and before I knew it, another hour had passed. I loved the motley crew of Avalon, especially Lizzie and Cora. And I was
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Sara (Freadom Library)
Actual rating 4.5 stars

This review was originally posted at https://freadomlibrary.wordpress.com/

Check out my series review here: https://freadomlibrary.wordpress.com/...

Critically
Plot – 4.5 out of 5 stars
action packed, full of death, despair, themes of family, friendship, romance, betrayal, it’s full of twists and turns and exciting, yet not enough to get 5 stars from me

Writing Style – 4 out of 5 stars
fast paced, engaging, entertaining, much deeper and emotional this time around, not too compli
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Beth
Polaris is an action intense thrill ride from start to finish.

Jeth and the crew of Avalon are on the run from the ITA. Desperate to keep his sister and friends safe, he turns to the one man he suspects will double cross him…only to find his mother is already his partner.

This story is full of twist and turns, heartache and extremely original and totally new storyline that you won’t find anywhere else. Got to say Arnett’s imagination is a little scary but wow, does it make for an amazing storytell
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Shelley
**I received this book for free from (Balzer & Bray) via (Edelweiss) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Polaris is the apparent final installment of the Avalon duology. The story is told in the first person narrative by Jethro "Jeth" Seagrave. Jeth and his crew of teenaged thieves have been on the run for the past 8 months, but they haven't forgotten about Jet
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was an interesting sci-fi sequel, and I liked the action.

I liked Jeth in this book, but I was also wary of him. His increasing dependence on the brain implant made him a bit of a liability for me, and I was constantly worried about what it would lead him to do.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I really liked the action. I was quite upset over the loss of one pa
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Charlotte
Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-edelweiss, 2014
Overwhelmingly disappointing. I don't understand what I saw in Avalon after beginning Polaris because it was lacking in so many areas. There's a lot of telling and Jeth monologuing. Yes, it is his POV but it seemed awfully excessive and detracted from everything else. There was a lot of action and the series of events just passed by so quickly, there wasn't really any room for other character development apart from Jeth and because of that there was a lack of connectivity to any of the character ...more
Ravanna Dee
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! You were SOOO right Gia! This book was amazing. I wouldn't consider it my favorite, (I'll leave all of Cassandra Clare's book's to that title) but it was great. I would recommend it to anyone. The first one "Avalon" was really great too. It's not filled with over the top romance, but rather a lot of action and suspense. And oh gosh when (view spoiler) The author kept eve ...more
Jo
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I get really squeamish about placing things in people's heads like the implants talked about in this book. And they talk about them a lot! I understand why it was present in the story, but I still kinda shuddered every time it was mentioned. The story was wonderful though. Full of complex and wonderful relationships. Jeth is a great main character. I am happy that I was able to read his story, and while I appreciate that his story only took two books, I really hope Mindee Arnett finds her way ba ...more
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
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Mindee Arnett's Avalon is a wonderful YA science fiction duology. I loved Avalon when I read it last year and Polaris picks up right where that story left off. I loved learning more about Jeth and his family and seeing more of Sierra. There were also some new characters introduced that I found very interesting. This book was a fast-paced thrill ride and I am sad the series looks to be over, but at least we were given these two very solid
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ExLibris_Kate
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Polaris begins as Jeth and his crew are desperately trying to escape the jaws of the ITA, earn some money by selling valuable information, and find Jeth’s mother. Like Avalon, Polaris focuses a lot on Jeth’s determination to save his sisters and his mom. While it doesn’t necessarily shove it in your face, if you look through all of the action of the story, these books are very much about family. Jeth has his biological family, but he also has his crew, who are just like family, as well. As the s ...more
Nara
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Seriously, I still have no idea what these covers are supposed to be, but they're still freaking pretty. It just looks so...so...shiny. I don't know what the covers look like in person, since I read both of them as ebooks, but my god, I want to know. They're probably better in physical form.

I really love the characters in this book. They're fantastically well developed and the camaraderie between the main crew is fabulous. Jeth in particular goes through a lot of changes in the series, especiall
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Adriana C
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
Another duology that I had the idea it was trilogy and it was not until I finished reading it, that I realized that this was the last book. I really enjoyed this duology, which has an intense action from start to finish.

In the previous book Jeth discovered that his mother, whom he thought had been executed for treason, is alive and captive by the ITA which are experimenting with her, because of her DNA was changed when she was in Empyria, which is a planet from another dimension thats responsibl
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
I don't know, it took me ages to get through this because it's been a while since I've read the first book and I needed a recap on the characters and the first book. I wasn't emotionally invested, although I did find Jeth's plight with his implant mildly interesting and the cloning. I don't know if I expected more? Anyway, it was a great ending to the series.
Louisa
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, such a great book! So action packed! And it's been a while since I read Avalon, so I confused a few of the characters at first, but that was just at the beginning!
Carina Olsen
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have wanted to read this book for a long time now. I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it, as I had some issues with book one, but oh. Then I started reading this book. And I liked it from the beginning. Which still surprises me a little. But I enjoyed this book a lot. And I'm just so glad that I finally decided to read it.

I regret not re-reading book one, Avalon, before I started this one. But at the same time I'm okay with it, as I did seem to remember some important things. And I still understoo
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Brian
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Similar to the original book in the series, Avalon, this book contained four hundred pages of nonstop action and conflict. Jeth Seagrave reuniting with his long-lost mother provides many emotional and interesting scenes and help to develop Jeth as a character. In the original story, Jeth's character is portrayed by a teenage boy who has strong leadership skills, confident, and is admired by the people around him. I believe that in this story, his character is portrayed as a more normal, average ...more
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Treading the fine line between power & corruption, good & evil and life & death. Deep Space travel and deadly heists. Mindee Arnett has cooked up a high stakes action-packed finale to Avalon. Jeth Seagrave and his band of mercenaries must execute this high stakes mission, lives depend on it. And if you thought "Avalon" blew your mind well think again because "Polaris" packs that needed extra punch and is a fully pack
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank HarperTeen for supplying me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.

If you have not read the first book in this series, then you need to stop here if you don't want spoilers from book one. I cannot promise they will not happen. Plus, you really need the background of book one to understand anything that happens in this book. So go read it, because you won't be disappointed!

I will say that
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Richa
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, arc, for-review
Originally posted on City of Books

Avalon wasn't such a great read for me, but unfortunately Polaris wasn't either. In fact, I think I liked Avalon better. This one drags quite a bit, with not much going on, and when things do happen, they're unbelievable even for this sci-fi series. I was hoping for something closer to Firefly, since I loved that show, but the only thing they have in common is the premise.

Jeth is focused on finding his mother now that he knows she's alive. And he's also on the r
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Amy Fournier
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
First I have to say that I almost gave up on this book. I liked the first book, so I really wanted to see where things went in this so I continued on. It took a while, but when I finally got into it, I was hooked. It was very action packed and adventure filled. I still didn’t really care too much for the characters, but there was so much going on that I guess I was distracted from them a lot. Speaking of a lot going on, there is conspiracy, after conspiracy and betrayals galore. I really liked t ...more
Aeicha
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Last year, Mindee Arnett took readers on a wildly fun, intergalactic sci-fi adventure with Avalon. Well, that fast-paced story continues in the equally enthralling, Polaris!

It’s been several months since the life changing events in Avalon and Jeth Seagrave, and his mercenary crew, are on the run from the ITA. Jeth’s long thought dead mother is still held captive and his new little sister, Cora, is hunted for her unique and priceless DNA. Jeth must make a dangerous deal with a dangerous man in or
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Teresa Mary Rose
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I’ve been in a massive reading slump since A Court Of Mist And Fury (it's been months now). It’s just a very hard book to follow. I’ve struggled and DNFed quite a few reads. So I decided I really needed something different and the kind of book I hadn’t read in a while. This is where Polaris came in. It’s been a long time since I’ve read (read not listened) to a sci-fi book and it was just what I needed. I thought Polaris was a great sequel to Avalo
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Pili
Avalon was one of those books that I loved last year and like all science fiction for me feels like comfort food! So when I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Polaris and got to read it early, I was elated!!

Polaris stars pretty much where Avalon left us, with a lot of heartache, shock and with plenty of anger and loss to go around. And this is not exactly a sunshine and puppies kind of book, it's a darker book, with a lot of strife to get through.

Poor Jeth goes through so much and has to grow so
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