“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.