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Series: Sky Chasers Series
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Once Upon A Time Bookstore
SYNOPSIS - (From Goodreads)
What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you’d been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?
Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth’s collapse, the ship’s crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader’s efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don’t know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them…
Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.
But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren’t all from the outside.
Glow is the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games, and promises to thrill and challenge readers of all ages.
Glow was beautifully written! I enjoyed reading Amy Kathleen Ryan’s newest novel more than I had expected.
I haven’t always been a fan of science fiction, but lately I’ve been getting into this type of genre. Ryan adds an exciting dystopian twist that brings space travel and the search of a new Earth together.
If you’re not very patient for slow beginnings (like me) you won’t have to worry about that. Ryan starts off Glow with action right away. You won’t get bored with any part of the story because it’s very fast paced!
Another thing I really enjoyed while reading Glow was Ryan’s portrayal of her characters and their development throughout the story. The main characters, who are really Waverly and Kieran, are such good characters! I couldn’t get enough of Waverly’s braveness and Kieran’s determination.
One thing I would have liked to see more of was the romantic side of Waverly and Kieran. I’m really curious to find out what will happen between the two in the next book!
I recommend Glow to every YA reader out there! Especially if you like science fiction, dystopian novels, space travel, and unexpected twists and turns! The book says that Glow is “the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games” and I think that the Sky Chasers Series is pretty up there!
Special thanks to Once Upon A Time Bookstore for giving me an ARC of Glow!