Author : Amy Kathleen Ryan
Category : Sci-fi, Dystopian
Format : Paperback (307 pages)
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Language : English
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 aWaverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth. 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.
My Thought :
I got the book from a giveaway on The Publication Follies of Alexandra Shostak. At first, I'm not too excited to read the book because it set on outer space, but after reading the book, it turn out really good. It's worth every time I spent to read the book.
Empyrean is one of the spaceship that travelling the galaxy to find New Earth. Kieran and Waverly are the first generation of children who born aboard on Empyrean. One day, New Horizon attack Empyrean. They kidnap all the girls and kill almost all of the adults on Empyrean. Since the attack, Kieran has to lead the Empyrean and save the girls. On the other hand, Waverly tries to save the girls and the adults from Anne Mather, the leader of New Horizon. Follow their journey to save Empyrean in Glow.
Glow is written in fast-paced from 2 point of view (Kieran's and Waverly's POV). It's a wonderful story about love, faith and betrayal. Glow has strong characters. The ending of Glow, left me hanging. As the first book of Sky Chaser series, Glow make me want for more. I highly recommend Glow, especially to a reader who love to read sci-fi and Dystopian.
I give Glow 5 out of 5 stars.