G is for... Glow

Tuesday, 8 April 2014



“There is a design working behind the curtain of the stars, and we are fulfilling it, drawn toward the future on the tide of time, toward our destiny as the first settlers of a new world.”

I always have, and always will enjoy books that take place in the wonders of space. It’s so unique and interesting to read books that can seem to take place in a boring atmosphere, where “the same thing will happen in every book,” but the truth is that it’s one of the most wondrous settings. 




I read this before I read “Across the Universe,” and now that I think about it, the two are very much alike, but this one has something more defined, something special that makes it, IT. 

Waverly was one of the first who were ever conceived in deep space, as well as her boyfriend, Kieran. Both are happily living on the Empyrean, a ship bringing hundreds to the New Earth, where everything will be safe and good for the human beings. When they find out secretive things about their enemy ship, the New Horizon, they ought to seek for more information, but even worse, an attack is preformed on their ship, and all of the young girls are "rescued" by the attackers, and taken to the New Horizon. Waverly and Kieran are instantly separated, and both are wondering if they'll ever make it out alive.

At the time, this was the first time I’ve read about a futuristic/apocalyptic scenario in space, and I absolutely loved it.

At the time I’ve read many negative reviews for this novel and I really didn't know what to expect. I basically forced myself to pick it up to read, and was expecting the worst case scenario to occur.

In the beginning, this book was very difficult for me to pick up. The whole idea was very new to me, and I didn’t know what the whole book would turn into. After the “incident” occurred, I was totally hooked in, until the point where I couldn’t put this down. The author created such a large impact for us readers, and I was so SAD when this ended because I had to wait for a while for the sequel, Spark, to come out, and by the way, that one wasn't as good as Glow. 

The author created such a great female lead, Waverly. This girl was so kick-ass. She knew what she was in for, and was very brave and cautious of her surroundings. What more could you ask for? Waverly showed that GIRLS can change the world and the way we humans naturally think.



 Just kidding, Waverly was awesome xD

The males in this novel weren't all amusing. I found both Kieran and Seth both cruel and selfish. Waverly should've accepted the proposal in the beginning of the novel, everything would've changed between the relationships between the two. I felt that there really wasn't a love triangle here. Seth and Waverly technically just met and they really didn't have much contact in this novel, and in the sequel there wasn’t no big difference either in romance. But put that aside, this was an amazing novel, and I still give it a 5/5 stars even though the GUYS were horrible. 




    Glow was just absolutely a fantastic novel, and when I read it, I was blown out for words. I was speechless and knew that this genre of sci-fi/dystopia/space is the one for me. 

14 comments :

  1. Great review. I'd never heard of this one either. I have heard of Across the Universe but haven't gotten to read it. Some day I'll be checking both out.

    Though I've noticed some books are called love triangles and it's focused on in the description but when I read it, I'm really glad that it's not really a love triangle. The one I'm reading is kinda that way. There might be a slight distraction caused by one, but not much more.

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    1. Thanks!

      I find that love triangles are everywhere now, and it's kind of getting annoying because sometimes they're too cheesy and everyone is on a different "team." I feel the same way as you!

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  2. I haven't seen this book before, but it has a very striking cover! And I enjoyed Across The Universe, so I'd probably enjoy this too :-)
    Thank you for visiting the Dauntless Authors blog!
    xx Rachel

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    1. I adored Across the Universe, and you will really like this one, at least I hope so. :)

      Awesome blog! I just love it!

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  3. Definitely adding this one to my TBR. I hadn't heard of it before reading about it here!

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  4. It sounds like a fascinating book. I haven't read Across the Universe, either. I need to check them out.

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    1. They both are stellar, but Across the Universe has a concept a little more different than this one. :)

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  5. Have seen this one around, but not read it yet. Thanks for sharing your review! I'm following you now on GFC also. Thanks for stopping by my A to Z post as well!

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    1. You're absolutely welcome, and thank you! :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I have heard of it, but have not had the chance to read it. May consider it. Cheers!

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  7. I hadn't heard of the book, but Waverly sounds like my type of heroine - tough, brave and smart.
    (new follower)
    Lexa Cain’s Blog

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    1. Same here! She was one of those perfect heroines that you can imagine of. :)

      Thank you so much! <3

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