“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we can't wait for.
Armada by Ernest Cline
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Release Date: July 2014
Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.
But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.
As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into.
Ready Player One was one of my favourite books I read in 2012 and I have been lurking on Goodreads since then to find out when Ernest Cline's next book is out. Hopefully Armada will be equally as good as his previous book.