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Waiting on Wednesday: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

Title & Author: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Genre: YA- Dystopian

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

Description: If a violent battle destroyed the only world you’ve ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there’s no turning back.

The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Still, there’s a part of Waverly that wants more from life than marriage, and she is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

Suddenly, Waverly’s dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable – a violent betrayal by the Empyrean’s sister ship, the New Horizon. The New Horizon’s leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. In one pivotal moment, Waverly and Kieran are separated, and find themselves at the helm of dangerous missions, where every move has potentially devastating consequences, and decisions of the heart may lead to disaster.”

Why I’m Stoked: Glow sounds like a mixture of Wither and Across the Universe (which I still need to read…). I love the whole idea behind the story and am looking forward to reading something more science fiction-y than I normally choose. I jus hope the whole “repopulation of the world” aspect doesn’t get too icky…

What books are you looking forward to?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://readinginthecorner.blogspot.com Jessi

    I’ve read a few really mixed reviews about this book, but I’m totally still looking forward to reading it as well!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Oh, really? I haven’t seen any! I’ll have to do some more looking!

  • Truly Bookish

    I love the cover and the whole Across the Universe dystopian idea of this book. I have also read mixed reviews but want to check it out myself. Great pick!
    Truly Bookish

  • Taylor

    I’ve seen a few mixed reviews on this but I still really want to read it! The storyline is just too interesting to pass up in my opinion

    Here’s my WOW post for today: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

    Taylor :)

  • indigo331

    When I heard someone was reading this I had to know what it was about. The cover is incredible! It looks and sounds to good. Can’t wait for it! Nice pick. :)

    My WoW: http://astorytolove.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-unbecoming-of-mara.html

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…this sounds kind of interesting. Haven’t heard of it before. I’ll wait and see what you think about it. :)


  • http://abookandashortlatte.wordpress.com/ shortlatte1

    This sounds awesome. Gotta check it out!

    Here’s mine:

  • http://diminutivemimi.blogspot.com/ Mimi Valentine

    Ooh, another amazing dystopian book to add to my wish list! The synopsis sounds so amazing and the cover is simplistically beautiful.

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Lisa! :)

  • http://anxirium.com mfay2 @ Anxirium

    Awesome! And the cover is so beautiful!

    Here’s my W.O.W

    – Mary @ Anxirium

  • Sasha Kaohi

    I picked up an ARC of this at ALA! I’m excited to read it! :)

    Check mine out! Sash’s WoW

  • http://thepapereader.blogspot.com kaye (paper reader)

    I’m curious about this one, too. I’m hoping it addresses the problems I had with other books like this (Inside Out and Across the Universe), but I’ll definitely be giving it a try.