One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011 If a violent battle destroyed the only world you've ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there's no turning back. The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he's the best choice. Still, there's a part of Waverly that wants more from life than marriage, and she is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth. Suddenly, Waverly's dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable - a violent betrayal by the Empyrean's sister ship, the New Horizon. The New Horizon's leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. In one pivotal moment, Waverly and Kieran are separated, and find themselves at the helm of dangerous missions, where every move has potentially devastating consequences, and decisions of the heart may lead to disaster. Pulse-pounding and addictive, Glow begins Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers-the most riveting series since The Hunger Games.
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by Amy Kathleen Ryan
by Jon Laser, Stewart C. Baker, Christoph Weber, Stephen Merlino, K.D. Julicher, Matt Dovey, Julie Frost, Sylvia Anna Hiven, Ryan Row, R.M. Graves, H.L. Fullerton, J.W. Alden
by Elizabeth Bear
by Leslie C. Youngblood
by Rebecca Kim Wells
by Lisa Wingate
by Ryan Wieser
by Kathleen Ernst
by Kathleen Krull
"In outer space, two spaceships are dueling for their own fates as well as the fate of New Earth. Likewise, dual narration brings drama to the adventures of the EMPYREAN and the NEW HORIZON. Matt Brown has excellent pacing in the narration of Kieran's point of view as the EMPYREAN crew attempts to save the young girls who were kidnapped from their ship. Ilyana Kadushin narrates Waverley's point of view as she and the other kidnapped girls try to figure out who can be trusted. The NEW HORIZON adults have made them question everything they thought they knew. Kadushin is a great fit for the voice of Waverley, a strong, independent thinker who assumes the role of leader as the oldest girl aboard the EMPYREAN. C.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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