Praise for Brenda Cooper:
"Brenda Cooper gives [the multigenerational starship] scenario a thorough, intelligent shaking and reworking, hewing to lots of the glorious old props while infusing a new strain of social justice and semi-YA, Hunger Games vitality into the milieu. …Employing nicely compact chapters and an engaging prose style, never letting the action flag while also illuminating a true trajectory of personal growth for Ruby, Cooper charts the first third of the career of The Creative Fire's songstress savior in a very entertaining and compelling fashion that leaves us eager for further installments."
"Cooper puts a science fiction spin on the life of Eva Perón in this fast-paced, teen-friendly series starter...."
"[A] wonderful work of social science fiction."
-Kirkus Reviews blog, "Best SF/F Reads of November" roundup
"Tackles a timeless theme in an interesting context."
Brenda Cooper is the author of a three book series starting with The Silver Ship and the Sea, which, though not intended as a Young Adult novel, Library Journal selected as one of the years 100 Best Books for YA. The other books in the series are Reading the Wind and Wings of Creation. She is the author of Mayan December and has collaborated with Larry Niven (Building Harlequins Moon.) Visit her online at www.brenda-cooper.com, www.facebook.com/BrendaJCooper, and on Twitter @brendacooper.
Wasn't as crazy about this one as the sequel (The Diamond Deep) or Edge of Dark, a new series set in the same universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan C. Baisden
I wanted to love this book, but I never quite got into the characters heads or hearts. Also, foreshadowing was weak, so I never felt like I knew what was coming, and the tension... Read morePublished 8 months ago by adrianne
I was so bored with the characters and story, that I did not finish the book. Do Not Buy This Book.Published 20 months ago by Fredricka O.
A wonderful science fiction tale that I very much enjoyed reading. The writing is crisp and evocative. Three cheers for Ruby and freedom.Published on January 27, 2013 by Fran Van Cleave
I really had a hard time putting the book down. I don't read to tell the author much except that I liked it or didn't like it. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Raindrop
This novel does a good job creating the feel of a society and exploring one girl's coming of age experience in that society. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by David C. Leger