Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review: Glow

By: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Series: Sky Chasers #1

Product Description:
If a violent battle destroyed the only world you’ve ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there’s no turning back.

The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Still, there’s a part of Waverly that wants more from life than marriage, and she is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.
Suddenly, Waverly’s dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable – a violent betrayal by the Empyrean's sister ship, the New Horizon. The New Horizon’s leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. In one pivotal moment, Waverly and Kieran are separated, and find themselves at the helm of dangerous missions, where every move has potentially devastating consequences, and decisions of the heart may lead to disaster.

I know I mentioned previously that this might compare to Hunger Games, which many have said.  But I would have to disagree, it was good but it definitely wasn't the Hunger Games (which I'm currently waiting to watch the first preview on MTV).  So overall this book was good, the characters were good and Waverly the main character was very believable.  I am very intrigued by her relationship with Seth, even though she is engaged to Kieran.  The story begins with them on their own ship and shows the way they live there lives when they go under attack from another ship who can't reproduce.  With the future of Earth on every one's mind their main purpose is to reproduce so that the future of humankind will continue.  Now that right there I think is crazy, all the girls are kidnapped because the other ship can't reproduce.  You see how some of the girls are so gullible but there are still others like Waverly who are willing to fight for themselves to go back to their own ship where all their boys are, and hopes of more adults.  It's a tough journey that everyone must go through and the story is told through sections where one section will be about all the girls and their tribulations on the oppositions ship and then there is the section of the boys and their troubles on the original ship where there are only boys left as the adults are either on the verge of dying or already gone.  I can't wait to see what the second book comes with but I will have to say that I kind of wish the book ended slightly different, maybe a cliffhanger, because even though no one likes a cliffhanger it makes it that more exciting.  If you get to read this book please let me know what you thought of it.  Happy Reading everyone!

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