Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Starglass by Phoebe North

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Starglass by Phoebe North.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.
Release Date: July 23rd, 2013.

My darling daughter,

Know that I never would have left the Earth if it hadn't already been doomed. . .

The generation ship Asherah coasts through space, bound for a planet its passengers have never even seen. On the eve of their arrival, sixteen-year-old botanist Terra discovers that her orderly society has fractured. Walking home one night through the long-abandoned engine rooms, she witnesses the murder of an innocent man. Now, called on by the Children of Abel, a group of rebels intent on destroying the High Council, Terra must prove her mettle--assassinate the ship's rising captain. In order to carry out her task, Terra must betray her father, deceive her teacher, and challenge everything the Council has ever taught her was true.

The rebels think that Terra has nothing left to lose. But when she falls for Silvan Rafferty, the boy that she's meant to kill, Terra learns that "doing your duty" isn't always as easy as it seems.

This book sounds so fantastic. I'm so happy to see a lot more of sci-fi in YA these days! Also, this probably one of my favorite covers of 2013 that I've seen so far - it's absolutely gorgeous. 


  1. This book seems really good! I'll insert it in my wishlist! :D

  2. I LOVE the cover for this one, and as I'm always telling myself that I want more YA sci-fi, I can't wait for the story, either. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  3. I'm also loving the trend of sci-fi YA-I appreciate that the books tend to be a little shorter than traditional high fantasy as I find that very intimidating.

  4. I think that is an AWESOME premise, but I hope that romance doesn't fall through and become the usual equation.

    But great WoW pick!