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Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan Free download ✓ 0 ´ One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011If 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 backThe Empyrean is the only home 15 year 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 from life than marriage and she is secretly intrigued by the shy darkly brilliant SethSuddenly Waverly's dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable – a violent betrayal by the Empyrean's sister ship the New Horizon. 25 stars I like to be unsettled by books I mean this in the sense that I appreciate books that shock surprise and challenge me Books that demand my attention when I’m away from them that creep into my thoughts after I’ve closed the covers I like Kafka’s idea that books should be an “axe for the frozen sea inside us” But there was something wholly unpleasant about the ueasy stomach I was left with at the end of Glow and the way I wanted to brush my arms as if I could sweep away the feeling of something crawling on my skin Arguably a strong emotional reaction is a good thing Better to have feelings that tend heavily one direction than to feel underwhelmed and decidedly “meh” about the whole thing in my opinion But in this case it’s proving difficult for me to step back and simply respect the skill it took to create such feelings which I do because it’s hard shake my instinctive revulsion to the events of Glow This is a dark story that deals with complex often unpleasant subject matter So brava Ryan for choosing to write a story that tackles heavy themes and does not shy away from taking unexpected turns and doesn’t replace plot with vapid love triangle angsting This is certainly not Matched In Space I won’t write a synopsis but take some general ideas from Lord of the Flies manipulative zealots and a pervasive atmosphere of sexual threat put them in deep space and you’ll be in the ballpark of the premise Initially I did not enjoy the writing – I found it thick and impenetrable preventing me from connecting with the action or the characters While this eventually changed and it captured my full attention I had to push myself through the first half and fight my waning interest However this is likely down to my personal taste rather than a criticism of the mechanics of the writing The latter half of the book is fairly dense with a sense of claustrophobia and mounting dread The situations the characters are in are awful and kept me in a near constant state of unease Also it’s an interesting experience to read a book where I feel repulsed by almost all of the characters In fact it’s probably the unrelenting gloom the persistent “evil” to varying degrees of a large number of the characters that made it difficult to read When I eventually began to connect with the writing I then felt trapped by anxiety at the direction the plot threads were takingTo be fair though this driving of the story and characters further and further down a frightening path sets the stage well for the seuel Rather than dropping in a last minute cliffhanger Ryan has crafted a finale in which the characters’ identities and motivations are so much at odds with each other that it sparks genuine curiosity at how they will ever achieve some kind of peace amongst themselves if at all Essentially the book leaves the unpleasant feeling that things are very very wrong and not a whisper of a clue as to how they can become “right” again While the cover of the UKAus edition is reminiscent of Across the Universe and there are some surface level similarities the tone and execution is vastly different Glow is a disuieting book The content is uite heavy and writing at times distancing However it does leave an impact and raise some interesting stakes for a continuation of the series

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One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011If 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 backThe 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. Here's the thing the books that I absolutely LOVE the most tend to be the hardest for me to write about or discuss Glow is no exception to this but I'll do my best And I'm just going to admit it this is now a favorite of mineFirst of all I hate comparing books to one another especially those by different authors But I am going to compare something about Glow to The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins knows how to end a chapter meaning they ended in a way that made me want no like need to read the next one and the next one and the next I couldn't stop This is exactly what Glow did for me There wasn't one point in the entire book that allowed my mind to wonder or bored me I hung on every word Two ships the New Horizon and the Empyrean are headed to New Earth to inhabit a new world Unfortunately the affects of deep space has caused infertility issues among both ships However those on the Empyrean discovered a cure for the infertility and were able to conceive children to continue the population But something goes horribly wrong aboard the New Horizon the cure sent by the Empyrean sterilizes the women taking away any hope of conceiving future generations for New Earth Was this done on purpose or just a terrible accident Either way the ''captain of New Horizon decides to take drastic measures to ensure the ship's survival and fulfill their mission Waverly is a 15 year old girl who was one of the first born aboard the Empyrean she feels that there is to her life than simply expanding the population When disaster strikes it falls to her to become a leader and to make sure the girls are safe Kieran is a 16 year old boy who is expected to become the next captain and happens to be in love with Waverly But can he become the leader the ship needs when the time comes Not only are these two main characters well written but the supporting characters are well done also The author did a wonderful job at developing all of them They were complex making some hard to flat out love or hate There were characters who were awful but after finding out about them and the situations it was easier to understand why they were behaving certain ways or held certain beliefs And sometimes it's the people who you don't like who turn out to be the biggest allies There was so much that I loved about Glow and I really really really hope people don't try to compare this book to Across the Universe That would be like comparing Star Wars and Star Trek just don't do it Though they're both really good books they are their own thing So saying that I highly recommend this book would be an understatement I am already dying for the next installment of Glow and this one hasn't even been officially released yet

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Glow by Amy Kathleen RyThe 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 conseuences and decisions of the heart may lead to disasterPulse pounding and addictive Glow begins Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers the most riveting series since The Hunger Gam. Full Disclosure This book was given to me on a GR giveaway So thanks GRI honestly didn't expect this I really didn't On the back of the book it's written in huge letters that this is the most riveting series since Hunger Games and that's not true in the leastThis book beats Hunger Games to a bloody motionless pulp laying on the ground with its limbs positioned in odd wrong angles I mean it I doesGlow don't let the cutesy name fool you there's craziness to go around in this book starts with Kieran and Waverly two teenagers aboard the spaceship called Empyrean whose mission is to traverse space to New Earth from the old dying Earth they left behind Whilst crossing a nebula however they're attacked by the other ship that left Earth a year before them the New Horizon They kidnap all the young girls including Waverly and kill some people in the process It falls to Kieran and to Waverly to fix the whole situation kilometers away from each other in deep spaceThat synopsis up there makes no justice to this book Really the story is so engrossing and the characters so interesting there's never a moment of boredom You think you know who the bad guys are how it's going to end what's going to happen but turns out you're wrong It's not that there were twists properly speaking I don't know some people may think of the shifts in the plot as twists but they were so subtle and fluid I just saw them as the new destination the narrative was takingI think you can safely say that a book is well written when you hate the characters the writer meant for you to hate feel for the ones the writer wants you to feel for and when the plot is so intense you're capable of being enthralled even when nothing action y is happening This is the case here only there's a catch when it comes to knowing which character to suspect you can't know for sure Some characters go through life changing ordeals throughout the book that changes their outlook on life and that also changes their attitude and the way you think of themAlso I thought it was really interesting how Amy Ryan approached the subject of a self proclaimed messiah Such character wasn't some religious bigot before nor did he think he had insight into God's mind but after spending a month starving the voice he heard in his head the one that at first was his parents telling him it'd be ok then was his girlfriend's telling him she'd join him again turned into a faceless voice A voice that told him he'd be ok that promised him freedom and everything he wanted Surely then it must've been the voice of God Except wasn't it just a voice in his head caused by prolonged starvation I think this was a genius approach to the matter and although I won't comment further so as to not cause any religious debate let's just say I agree fully with this bookAnyway no matter what you take away from this review bottom line is pick this book up now and read it Seriously You're going to love it The voice in my head told me soWhat Nothing Did you say somethingI didn't