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“Our favorite part: You're never quite sure who to trust in this book. Each character has, at the very least, dual motives, which makes for a super-exciting plot... Plus, the mysterious ending left us anxious for the next installment! You'll love it if you love futuristic post-apocalyptic stories, like The Hunger Games!” – Seventeen.com
“No less than the fate of humanity is at stake in Amy Kathleen Ryan's rich and emotional sci-fi tale... an entertaining read featuring hairy action sequences and a female antagonist on par with the literary likes of Nurse Ratched and Dolores Umbridge.” – USA Today
“The opening salvo in a promising series.” – People Magazine
“Told in alternating viewpoints by Waverly and her fiancé, Kieran, this swift-moving epic is filled with plot twists and enigmatic characters… Fans of the Hunger Games series will zip through and clamor for the next installment.” – Booklist
“Ryan has created a fascinating and thrilling story that is sure to captivate teens. The themes of survival, morality, religion, and power are well developed, and the characters are equally complex. The author has also created a unique and vivid outer-space setting that is exciting and easy to imagine. This gripping first installment is difficult to put down, and successfully sets the stage for the rest of the series.” – School Library Journal (starred)
"Utterly engrossing. Dinner went uncooked, children were left to fend for themselves, and dog howled all night, because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN." – Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of ttyl and Shine
“Glow captivated me from start to finish. The action-packed narrative and the characters’ struggle to survive without losing their humanity make for a compelling read.” – Alexandra Adornetto, New York Times bestselling author of Halo
“Waverly's initiative and intellect ensure that even as a prisoner she is far from a damsel in distress.... Desire to find out which of the proactive characters' bold moves end in disaster will leave readers clamoring for the next installment of this space saga.” – Kirkus Reviews
“GLOW has an ingenious, twisty, heart-stopping plot, and characters that are in turns both sympathetic and sinister all the way to the last page – I don’t know who I can trust, and I love it!” – Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the WAKE trilogy
"With a compelling plot and complicated characters you love to hate and hate to love, Glow will capture readers." – April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and Learning to Fly
"Glow has it all – intrigue, action, suspense and romance set against a jaw-dropping futuristic backdrop. Amy Kathleen Ryan has woven a thought-provoking and compelling novel that readers will be hard-pressed to put down. I couldn't! This is a thrilling read.” – Courtney Summers, author of Fall for Anything and Cracked up to Be
Amy Kathleen Ryan earned an MA in English Literature at the University of Vermont, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School Creative Writing for Children Program in New York City. She is also the author of two widely acclaimed young adult novels, Zen and Xander Undone and Vibes.
I look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy, needing to see what happens next.
My other issue was with the ending, while I do not want to give too much away I felt that things took a shift that I did not like.
I definitely felt like the main female character was more well-developed than the main male character.
Review from 2012
Glow is my first step into the mix of Young Adult fiction and space, and I can tell it's a pretty good start. Read more
This book is AMAZING. I couldn't put it down, I highly suggest, HIGHLY SUGGEST it. The next 2 books are spark and flame. It won't let u down !!Published 4 months ago by Amber Louise grant
Good book, gets a bit too religious for me during the end, starts preaching the word of God. But great story line and nice writing style, just doesn't involve you in the story as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elisabeth Missen
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan is well written and full of intrigue, suspense and science fiction. Pastor Anne Mather reminds me of Professor Dolores Umbridge, from the Harry Potter... Read morePublished 6 months ago by LynnDell P. Watson
Well written and great story. Looking forward to the next book. I give it 5 stars. Go buy this book!Published 7 months ago by Pam van vleet
I am an adult reading YA, like so many others. I don't mind love triangles or teenage point of vues.
I also dont mind some religion in books if appropriate. Read more
This book was slow in the beginning but got better near the end of the middle. I could really connect to the characters and loved the two point perspective. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Suzie Derkins
Sometimes a fictional world comes along that is so magnetic I never want leave it. Read more
Waverly and Keiran are 15 and 16 respectively, the oldest children on a ship headed for a new Earth. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Crystal Starr Light