Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #33

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.  Head on over there to take part or to check out all the other fabulous books that people are looking forward to reading! 
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan 
Published by Macmillan Children's Books on 7th October 2011

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.

This book is described as the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games.  I am literally counting down the days until 'Glow' is published.  It sounds amazing and the cover has definitely got me lusting after this one too. 


  1. I'm excited for this one too! I have an obsession with arranged marriages, don't ask.

  2. I loooove the cover for this one. And the story sounds amazing too - I really can't wait to read it!

  3. I can't WAIT for Glow to be released. It sounds so good :)


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