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review 2014-05-03 13:55
Flame - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Finished off the Sky Chasers series :)


I remember when I finished Glow, I liked it but I found it hard to really decide how I felt about the series until I knew where it was going to go and how it would end.


Overall, I liked the series. There is a love triangle, but I think it's handled pretty well through the three books. It never takes the focus from the storyline.


I enjoyed the storyline of the power struggle between the two ships, but I felt it wrapped up rather quickly and

was a much happier ending than I was expecting. This series had a lot of dark moments, but everyone had a happy ending. It didn't seem to fit.

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review 2014-04-14 01:11
Spark - Amy Kathleen Ryan

When I read Glow about two years ago I was mixed. It's an interesting book in which it's hard to decide who to root for and who to trust. A great set of morally questionable characters.


This book picks up about a month after Glow ended and continues my almost frustration with figuring out who (if anyone) I should root for. I love the books and recommend them, but like I thought with the first one, my overall feeling for the series will have to wait until I finish it.


And I already put Flame on hold at the library. Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up soon :)

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review 2014-01-03 21:09
Review: Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Spark: A Sky Chasers Novel - Amy Kathleen Ryan

This is one of the most frustrating books I've read. At the same time, it is so, so good.

Kieran, Waverly, and Seth have all been through hell. Their parents are dead or captured by the New Horizon, and they're desperately trying to survive and get their parents back. To complicate matters, they've all changed since the initial attack. Each of them has trust issues. My feelings about the three kept vacillitating, and they kept frustrating me to no end. I feel for all three of them, but it's so hard watching them undermine each other because of their resentment for what the other represents to them. The three could make a strong team if they were to work together; unfortunately, they work divided.

Of the three narrators (those mentioned in the above paragraph), I think I liked Seth the most in this book. Though he seemed like a cruel person in GlowSpark really gives his voice a chance to shine. Waverly is less sympathizable for me. While her headstrong, independent nature makes her a charismatic leader, she's like a bull dozer pushing to get her way, and she has no sense of tact or diplomacy. Though she suggests doing certain things for the sake of democracy in the ship, her behavior is like a power-hungry person. Yes, I know she doesn't trust Kieran, but she seems to have become cruel since her experiences on the New Horizon. Kieran too, I feel is estranged, though the end had me warming up to him.

The supporting cast doesn't get much chance to show off because these three are so domineering in their narrations. Still, they're are vibrant and full of life. I especially like Arthur and Tobin, two smart, practical thinkers who don't allow themselves to be especially swayed by a particular leader but trust in their own judgment. None of the characters are perfect, and they all have flaws. Sometimes, many times, they make bad judgments, and I had to remind myself that they're children. On top of that, they've gone through bad times and have major trust issues. They're also very capable of letting their emotions get the better of reason.

Best of all is the plot. I was on the edge of my [virtual] seat the whole time, wondering what new plot twist would be thrown next, wondering how the heck these kids would get out of this new situation safely. And who the heck was responsible for messing with the system? The story is highly suspenseful, dark, and different from all the other YA books out there. I like it.

Source: imaginaryreads.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-spark-by-amy-kathleen-ryan.html
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review 2013-11-30 10:24
Iskra - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Pierwsza część ,,Gwiezdnych wędrowców" bardzo mi się spodobała. Byłam wprost zachwycona tym, co w niej znalazłam. Z utęsknieniem wypatrywałam premiery drugiej części. Gdy już miałam tę książkę w swoich rękach byłam bardzo ciekawa, co tym razem przyniesie jej zawartość. Teraz, gdy jestem już po przeczytaniu ,,Iskry" muszę przyznać, że jestem odrobinkę zawiedziona. 

Zaczynałam czytać książkę ,,Iskrę" z wielką nadzieją na wyśmienitą przygodę. Jednak już na początku za wiele się nie działa. Było trochę nudnawo. Choć pomimo tego książkę szybko się czytało. Na szczęście cały czas tak samo nie było. Wraz z upływem większej ilości stron zaczynało się coraz więcej dziać i wtedy dopiero poczułam, że jestem w tym miejscu, za którym tęskniłam. Warto było na początku trochę pocierpieć. 

Nie pamiętam jaki stosunek miałam do bohaterów w pierwszej części, lecz tym razem strasznie irytował mnie Kieran. Nie podobało mi się to, co on wyprawia. Jednak muszę przyznać, że to dzięki jego zagrywkom robi się ciekawie. Inni bohaterowie albo przechodzili przed moimi oczami obojętnie, albo wyrabiałam o nich pozytywne zdanie, więc z nimi źle nie jest, a nawet można powiedzieć, że dobrze, gdyż w książce bohaterowie są różnorodni, inni od siebie i nieprzewidywalni.

Mimo początkowych zgrzytów książka ,,Iskra" bardzo mi się spodobała i cieszę się, że jest już za mną. Teraz pozostaje mi czekanie na kolejną część. 

Source: ksiazki-bo-kocham-czytac.blogspot.com/2013/11/iskra-amy-kathleen-ryan.html
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review 2013-10-28 15:38
Glow (Sky Chasers #1)
Glow (Sky Chasers #1) - Amy Kathleen Ryan

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

Glow is the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games, and promises to thrill and challenge readers of all ages.




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First of all I wanna say a huge thank you to Macmillan Publishing for providing a review copy of this book. As soon as I heard about it and saw the cover I wanted to read it so I was so excited when I received it for review.
I was unsure how much I would like this book as I have never read a book that is set in space before but I thought the storyline sounded really promising so as really excited to find out what it would be like. I am really glad I read it and am happy that it is my first book set in space as I loved it. I can't wait to read some more science-fiction/dystopian-type books like this as I loved it so much.

Waverly and Kieran have been together for a long time and they are the golden couple on their spaceship. No-one is surprised when Kieran proposes and the whole ship is overjoyed. However before Waverly can become comfortable with the idea she is taken by a sister-ship The New Horizon along with all of the other girls. Waverly is strong and she will do whatever is takes to protect the other girls and find their way back home. Kieran is distraught at having been separated from Waverly and has to find a way to be strong for the rest of the boys and learn to take over the ship.

I really loved this story, I thought it was amazing and I can't wait to read the rest of the series and find out what will happen next.
I became really attached to the characters which really surprised me. The book is wrote in a third person narrative but it shows the perspectives of both Waverly and Kieran so you can see what is happening on both ships. Usually in third person narratives I don't find myself getting as attached to the characters as I do in first person narrative books however I really loved it. I loved seeing things from both views and as the events unfolded you could understand the actions of the characters because of the circumstances they are in.

This story is surprising and shocking and horrifying in places but you can't put it down. Once I got into the story I found I couldn't put it down. I was horrified by the people on the New Horizon and what they were doing and I was always guessing what they were planning to do.
This is a amazing unputdownable book and I am so excited to find out what will happen. I loved the ending and it left me reeling for more. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.


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