Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Note: I received this book for free from goodreads first reads.
Summary:(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. On board 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.
Review: To be honest I was a little bit hesitant to read this book, only because I usually stay away from science fiction space type books. However, I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. This book is told from both Waverly and Kieran's point of view. I enjoyed Waverly's perspective better. I thought Kieran and Seth started to get a little bit annoying after a while. The plot well paced but a lot of this book was building up for the rest of the series. What I really liked is that it is somewhat hard to tell what some of the character's intentions are. It added a level of suspense to the story. Although, I didn't really connect with any of the characters, I did really like Waverly. her determination to not give up made her a really strong character. I am excited to hopefully have some questions answered in the next book. Thanks to Goodreads and St. Martin's for sending me this. This is one that I might not have discovered otherwise.

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