Saturday, September 10, 2011
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.
I got this book through a Goodreads giveaway.
I was really hoping to love this book, it had a interesting cover (even though the girl just look weird) and plot, and I've enjoyed books like Across the Universe. But this book was... not my cup of tea. We were very quickly introduced to our characters and then suddenly bad stuff starts happening and I honestly didn't care about anyone yet.
Another problem is this book was a little too much religion/cult like for my taste. I'm all for interesting story lines with cults but this one just didn't do much for me. Also all of our main characters were too... square, they all fit a perfect little stereotype. And what was up with ending? It wasn't an ending but it wasn't a cliffhanger at the same time.
But it was a fairly good book and I will at least try the next one.