Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy has such a perfect sci-fi cover it is hard not to crush on it! Sci-fi is a favorite genre around here and I love the colors and the details of this one. So take a good look at the cover, that sword is important part of the concept which is this is an King Arthur & Merlin futuristic retelling. Not only is it sci-fi fantasy retelling, but also is a gender-bent Arthur, along with a teen-aged Merlin. How fun does that sound?! So it has a cool cover and a cool concept, and written by a queer YA couple, YES, PLEASE, sign me up! Do yourselves a favor and add Once & Future to your TBR for the March 26th. 2019 release!
Once & Future (Once & Future, #1)by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy
Published by: Jimmy Patterson
on March 5, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Retellings
Some legends never die - they are reborn. Once & Future is King Arthur as you've never imagined!
I've been chased my whole life. An illegal immigrant in Mercer-controlled territory, I've always had to hide who I am. Until now.
When Ari crash lands on Old Earth, and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur. Merlin awakes to find that having aged backward over the last forty-one Arthurs, he is now-wretchedly-a teenager. Ari may be Merlin's final chance to complete the steps of the cycle: 1) Train Arthur 2) Defeat the greatest evil in the universe. 3) Unite all of mankind. No pressure.
I don't know about prophecies or kings, but I do know this: Mercer is evil. They've imprisoned my parents, enslaved worlds, and now they're after my friends. I'm done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
"Once & Future is an effortlessly fun, breathtakingly epic quest, featuring a queer immigrant teen pulling Excalibur and fighting to save the galaxy. There is nothing else in YA that can quite compare!" --Rachel Strolle, Glenside Public Librarian