Okay, the reasons I'm anticipating Starflight are many, but here are just two:
Firstly - there's some major coverly love going on. Check it out - they've managed to make the space ship exhaust look like glitter (I think so, anyway).
Secondly - the blurb on the Goodreads giveaway page says: '"Firefly" meets "Overboard" in a romantic, new sci-fi adventure from Disney Hyperion!'
Firefly meets Overboard?
Overboard is a really funny film, so that's great, but Firefly? I have big, big love for Firefly and I was devastated when it was cancelled.
You know those playing cards the US military used to distribute when the Iraq invasion was going on? They had pictures of the fifty-two most wanted Iraqis on them, and Saddam Hussein was the Ace of Spades. If I had my own personalised 'Most Wanted' set of playing cards, Rupert Murdock, the man who cancelled Firefly, would be my Ace of Spades. So when a book is billed as being a bit like Firefly, I'm naturally intrigued.
Starflight isn't released until next February (!), so looks like I'm going to be waiting a while!
What about you? What are you waiting on?