Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#34): Armada

Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that booklovers can't wait to get their hands on!

Title: Armada
Author: Ernest Cline
Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Expected Publication Date: July 14th, 2015

It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy.

A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too…familiar?

Why am I waiting?

Okay. Videogames? Aliens? Another books by Ernest Cline? Count me in! He already proved how amazingly talented he is with Ready Player One and therefore I just have to read this one too! His world building is so, so freaking good and detailed ... I really hope he can do this too in Armada. Also, can we just talk about this perfect cover? I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! It's so simple and still super interesting and awesome to look at ... ahhhh! July, be here fast!


  1. Wow that cover is so striking. I still need to read Ready Player One but this looks interesting! Great pick.

    1. Ohh, RPO was amazing! It has such a brilliant world building and great characters and obviously also a really interesting storyline! I'd totally recommend it to you! :D

      Thank you for stopping by! :)

  2. I so agree with on the cover! I love the simplicity and the kind of retro vibes its giving, but still (I think) perfectly conveying what the novel is about! Ugh why isn't July here already?

  3. HAHA I had this book last week on my WOW. It is a book I can't wait for either. I loved Ready Player One. Ernest Cline did an amazing job writing it. Nice WOW.

    My WOW
    Carolyn @GeekGirlOnThePage

  4. This sounds awesome! It reminds me of the of the movie The Last Starfighter (which is also awesome). Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  5. AHHH. I can't wait for this one either! I absolutely LOVED Ready Player One and I'm always telling everyone that they need to read it. I can't wait for more by this awesome author! Great pick!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Ooooh!! I LOVE the sound of this! I'm completely sold, I need it. Thanks so much for sharing it, I hadn't come across it before. Hope we both love it!
    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  7. I love all those gamer books popping up. Have to get around to one! Great pick! =)
    My WoW


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