Ryan, Amy Kathleen

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0312590563
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,22 cm.


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Aug 07, 2013
  • artemishi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This one is difficult to review, because the major themes of the book and the author's handling of them were both engaging and off-putting. I definitely felt like the main female character was more well-developed than the main male character. I do like how she juxtapositions the way the boys handle survival as opposed to the way the girls do, although both sides seem predictable. There seems to be a question of whether monotheistic (Christian, really) faith is a requisite part of society, or a tool for evil, which seems like a very shallow and exclusionary argument. The pacing of the book was certainly fast, which makes it a quick read, and I appreciate the level of detail Ryan included in space travel and physics. Ultimately, I don't care enough about Waverly or Kieran to reach for the sequel, but I think if her arguments were less heavy-handed, this could be a compelling YA series.

Mar 16, 2013

I actually didn't like this book very much... I mean it was okay but I didn't think it was very good, really. But then I got the second book (spark) and the second book was waaayyy awesome!!!!! So definitely read this book, if only so you can read the second book!

Aug 23, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Glow was amazing! I really liked the story! I can't wait for the next book!

Jul 11, 2012

i thought this was a pretty good book! amazing. can't wait for the next one! it's called "Spark" i believe??

Jun 02, 2012
  • TinaWoods rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a pretty good story until the end where is got very preachy. Which isn`t my thing.

May 28, 2012
  • snowy3397 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I found the characters annoying and stupid. They're just 15, so the way they acted seemed funny because what they were expression was so "deep".

Dec 09, 2011
  • dprodrig rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book - I can't wait until the next one.


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Jul 06, 2014

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Jul 10, 2014
  • skyfallen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"A leader is a dealer in hope"


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