Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Where did I get it?
On the sale rack at Chapters. You an buy it at Book Outlet for under $2 here.
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.
I’m upset with this cover. It doesn’t match the rest of the series and that upsets me.
I picked this book up randomly not knowing anything going into it. I had on expectations or anything.
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I really liked Waverly, the female lead. I liked how she wasn’t comfortable doing what was expected of her. She also stepped up as the leader once all the crazy stuff started happening. I thought she was really brave helping not only the girls, but the adults too. I enjoyed her story more than the boys side of it easily.
I liked Kieran but I wouldn’t say I had a crush him. While Waverly stepped up as leader, he failed at it. He tried to step up but didn’t go about it the right way and ended up in a cell for most of the story. That bothered me a little bit. He just wasn’t the character that I expected him to be.
The author is really good at describing the situation and setting. I felt like I was actually in outer space on a teeny spaceship. The story was unique and pretty good but just not something I fell in love with.
Besides Kieran, the only other reason this book got a lower rating was because of the religious aspect. When the girls are on the other ship, the main villain of this book is a preacher. We see how that becomes and issue and turns into a bad thing. I was ok with that. BUT then back on the original ship, Kieran steps up as a preacher to help the kids get through everything. It got really peachy really quickly. I hated that. I’m ok with religion being in books and I have nothing against it but this was way too much. It sort of took over the story in the way. I was having a good time until then. Hopefully the next book turns out better.
“You idiot. It doesn’t matter how hard you fight.” “It matters to me,”
3 out of 5 stars