Thursday, 17 November 2011

TEEN: Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Release Date: 07/10/11


16 years ago, Waverly and Kieran were the first children born in space. Now a perfect couple, they are the pride and joy of the whole spaceship. They represent the future. The ship is their entire world. They have never seen a stranger before. Old Earth is crumbling, and the crew is hoping to reach (and colonise) New Earth within fifty years. Along with their allies on the second spaceship - who set off a year before them and whom they have never met. One day, Kieran proposes to Waverly. That same morning, the 'allies' attack - and Kieran and Waverly are separated in the cruellest way possible. Will they ever see each other again?


A different type of Science Fiction novel for Teens and one that is a great way to introduce them to the adult world of the genre. This story is cleverly plotted, the characters within cracking and have a realistic flair that allows the reader to sympathise as well as link with them which when added to the authors writing style generates a title that is not only hard to put down but one that can be enjoyed by a great many.

Add to this a wonderful set up for the whole series with a whole chain of events that will lead you to wonder if there is any hope for mankind and for me it’s a delightful debut and one that I hope I can continue to enjoy as Amy develops as a writer.

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