Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review ~ Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: YA
Source: Purchase

Description 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.

Beka's Thoughts:  Glow is a dystopian young adult book.  Two ships were sent into space, sent away from a dying planet.  Their goal is to reach a new planet, to start a new earth.  On one of the ships, the woman are able to conceive children in deep space.  But on the other ship, the women are not so lucky. 

Waverly is one of the first children to be born in deep space.  Her life is near perfect, with the guy she has been dating for a while proposing to her.  But Waverly does not know if marriage is what she wants at that time.  In just a short time her life is shattered by an attack from the other ship, the New Horizon.  The New Horizon's leader is very ambitious.  She wants to be the one who starts the population for New Earth.  And for that they need the girls from the other ship.  And they wont let anyone get in their way.

I really liked the book Glow.  It was detailed and the story entranced me from page one.  I give it a four out of five stars because of some mild swearing, and some briefly mentioned mature activities. I would recommend this book to anyone above the grade of six. Or some where around that age.  Other then the things I covered above, I did not have any other problems with this book, and really enjoyed reading it.

1 comment:

  1. Great review - this makes me more anxious to read this one. It's on my pile. I love dystopian as well, so now I will have to pull it out and read it.


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