by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Macmillan Children's Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780330535588
Date: 07 October 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I'm still rather enjoying the ongoing trend of YA dystopia-cum-space adventure type thing, even though, let's face it, I'm hardly the target market! Against all the odds I very much enjoyed Across the Universe, Beth Revis' debut from Razorbill - and this Macmillan Children's release Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan looks very much geared towards the same audience. It comes with fantastic blurbs and reviews following its pre-release publicity in the US and is the first in a trilogy.
"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? "