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Monday, October 3, 2011

Glow- Book Review and ARC giveaway

Glow, by Amy Kathleen Ryan, is a YA sci-fi novel published by St. Martin’s Press. I have an ARC of this great book to giveaway. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.


The Story- In the future the Earth is dying. Hoping to keep the human race alive, two great ships are sent into space to find a new earth.
Over fifty years have passed since their launch. On one ship, the Empyrean, live our main characters, Kiernan and Waverly, who are slated to be the first couple of the younger generation to marry and have children.

Problems arise when the second ship, the New Horizon, slows down to intercept the Empyrean. Fertility issues have caused the women of the second ship to be unable to bear children. In a desperate attempt they attack the Empyrean, stealing all the girl children and leaving only the boys to fix the now dead in space ship. Waverly is now the leader of the girls and Kiernan the boys. On different ships they fight to survive.

My Thoughts- Great book. I realized while reading it that there aren’t that many YA sci-fi books out right now. Besides Skyship Academy, which takes place on Earth (see review HERE ), Glow is a rarity.

The characters are fleshed out really well. Waverly is only 16, very unsure if she is ready to marry and bear children. She feels real pressure from every adult around to carry on the human race. The book deals with very ethical questions. What happens to her and the other girls is appalling, but when you look at it from the side of the New Horizon women, you understand why they do what they do. But, it still feels very disturbing.

Keirnan is placed in an impossible situation, the oldest boy left on the Empyrean, he has to lead boys as young as babies. You feel his stress, he doesn’t know what to do, he makes a lot of mistakes, but the entire time he does not give up. What his character evolves into by the end of the book is scary. He becomes the very thing that Waverly now knows is demented, a self professed prophet.



29 comments:

  1. I've been dying to read Glow - sounds awesome plus love that cover :D

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  2. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  4. Oooh! This sounds awesome! Count me in! Maybe I'll win something this time! I'm having good luck this week.

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win I've been hearing good thing about this book. I love well developed characters! Great review!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. This book looks so fantastic - thank you for the chance to win it! :D

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  7. I have been following this book for a while. I hopped over from twitter today and have signed up to follow your lovely blog. Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity. I would love to read Glow:)

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  8. This looks like it will be a great book. I have this one on my wish list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win. Glow looks like a very good read.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read Glow!
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I've seen so much about this book and it certainly has me interested. Thanks for the review and the contest.

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  13. I have wanted to read this so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Awesome!! Can't wait to read GLOW!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Looks like a neat book with a twist. Thanks for the giveaway!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  16. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  17. Yes! I've been seeing this around - thanks for the summary and review.

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  19. I'm dying to read Glow! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  20. I want to read this SO bad!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

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  21. This is a great book, if you don't win it you should buy it. Thanks to all for reading my review.

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  22. I've heard a lot about this one, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  23. This is on my TBR list! Thanks so much for the chance to win it :)

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  24. This is on my TBR list. I agree with you that there aren't that many YA sci fi books out there. This sounds like it would be right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome review.

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  25. I read the first chapter online and it really hooked me. Definitely on my TBR list.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    - Megan

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachel Curtis
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  27. I've been seeing this book a lot, but haven't been able to read it yet. Thanks for the chance to enter! :)

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