Review: Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
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Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Series: Sky Chasers #1
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin, St. Martin's Press on September 13th 2011
Genres: Science Fiction, YA
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About the Book:
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.
Let me start this review by admitting that I am not a fan of Sci-fi novels. Now, before you start throwing stones, let me say I actually enjoyed this book. After the Earth’s collapse several years ago, fifteen year old Waverly is one of the oldest children on the civilian space ship the Empyrean. For the most part, she is just an average teenager in love with the only other person her age Kieran. Things between them are easy until Kieran purposes. Kieran is smart, attractive, and a shoo in to become captain when the time comes. He is everything you could want in a husband. But Waverly is still unsettled. Things get even worse when their comrade ship the New Horizon approaches and several of its occupants board.
I was surprised to find out that I actually enjoyed this book. The first thing that caught my attention was the cover. Having an eye catching cover is almost a must have when I choose a book. If the cover isn’t interesting, I look right over it. Glow’s cover was simple but pretty. The next thing was the plot. I was drawn in from the first page. Like I said before, I normally don’t like Sci-fi, but this story was different. The science fiction aspect of this story was more of an undertone in this story.
4 Out of 5 Controllers