Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Time Will Come (29): Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme started by Books for Company which spotlights books that have been sitting unread on our shelves for too long.

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Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
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.
Since I read Across the Universe at the beginning of last year, I've still been reeling on this epic sci-fi kick and I really think Glow will satisfy this. I've been hearing mixed reviews up this one but with the second novel coming out in a while, I hope to get to this one soon!

What have you been sitting on for too long this week?


  1. Oh, definitely read GLOW. It was so different from what I expected but I enjoyed it (though I did yell at the characters from time to time).

  2. Yeah, I read this book as well. I liked it a lot, but it was... strangely written. I've read this author before and her novels seem to be like that: good, but unique in terms of voice.


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