Sunday, April 14, 2013
Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan - Paul's PRE READING
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Title: Glow (Sky Chasers #1)
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Year Published: 2011
Synopsis: 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.
Why?: Ashley found this book and I love a good generation ship story, so I'm excited to read this. Beth Revis's Across the Universe trilogy was so good. There's so many options in world building for authors that write about the future in space travel.
Expectations: I have heard this described as "dark" from a lot of different people. I am intrigued how Ryan will bring darkness to the generation ship story. It sounds like there will be a love triangle. I always am hesitant with love triangles, so I hope it is done organically.
Judging a book by its cover: This cover is very simple. I like the contrast of the title and hatch on the black background.