Wednesday 13 April 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan. Here is the description from Goodreads:

"What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside. Glow is the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games, and promises to thrill and challenge readers of all ages."

So you may not have heard about this book but are you intrigued? I certainly am! Glow sounds to me like a mashup between Wither by Lauren Destefano and Across the Universe by Beth Revis, both of which I *really* enjoyed. I particularly like the simple but effective cover of this book and the synopsis already has me hooked. I want this book. Badly. Glow is released on 27th September by St. Martins Griffin. I have not found anything out about a UK release but you should be able to get it from an online seller.

To find out more about Amy and her books, click here to visit her website. Amy is also active on Twitter.


  1. I reeeeally want a copy of this one too! I'm loving the sci-fi trend in YA as of late. Great pick!

  2. Awesome pick! I'm really excited to read this too. I absolutely LOVED both Wither and Across the Universe, so a combination of the two can only spell AMAZING. The cover is really well done too, I love the simplicity of it, it still manages to draw you in. So many fantastic books coming out this year!

  3. Kay - Oh me too on both counts!

    Brodie - Totally agree on all counts!