Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Glow

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine :)

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.

I actually first heard about Glow from reading someone else's Waiting on Wednesday post last week (sorry I can't remember exactly which blog it was!). When I was reading the description it almost sounded like the plot to a movie, and I was immediatly intrigued! In a way, the synopsis kind of reminded me of a cross between the Disney movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I have also mentioned several times before on my blog how much I love dystopian novels, making me even more excited for this story!  Although the growing trend in dystopian novels recently has caused a lot of really bad ones to be written in an attempt to make money, I don't think Glow is one of those. I guess I'll have to wait until September 27th however to find out!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing....


Karis Jacobstein said...

This looks so good!

Selina said...

Really looking forward to this one too. Love the part in the teaser where it says "one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue". You can find my pick here: Fragments of Fiction Added myself as a new follower as well :)

Sandy said...

I loved Zenon! Sorry had to say that. This sounds like it could really good, reminds me a bit about another dystopian that I can't name because that would already be a spoiler for that particular book xD.

I do enjoy the occasional scifi, so adding this to my TBR:)

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Karen said...

Hmm, sounds pretty intriguing. Thanks for the heads up!

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