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Amy Kathleen Ryan grew up in Wyoming, adoring books by Madeleine L'Engle, Susan Cooper and Judy Blume. She studied Anthropology at the University of Wyoming, then did an MA in English Literature at the University of Vermont. From there she went on to the New School Creative Writing for Children Program. She is the acclaimed author of Vibes and Zen & Xander Undone. Amy lives in Colorado, USA.
An action-packed narrative that is utterly compelling and characters you will really love. The world as we know it is crumbling and has been for years; this is the story of a group who left earth aboard a space ship, which has become their home. Now 16 years on, two of them, born on the spaceship, have fallen in love.
Aus der Reise des Raumschiffs Empyrean zu einem weit entfernten Planeten ist ein Kampf um Leben und Tod geworden: Kieran ringt mit der Verantwortung, die als neuer Kommandant auf seinen Schultern lastet; Waverley muss alles daransetzen, ihre entfuhrten Eltern zu befreien; und Seth, der in einer Arrestzelle eingesperrt ist, ahnt als Einziger, dass es einen blinden Passagier an Bord gibt, der nicht eher ruhen wird, bis er die Empyrean vernichtet hat ...
One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011If a violent battle destroyed the only world you've ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there's no turning back.The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he's the best choice. Still, there's a part of Waverly that wants more from life than marriage, and she is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.Suddenly, Waverly's dreams are interrupted by the inconceivable - a violent betrayal by the Empyrean's sister ship, the New Horizon. The New Horizon's leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls. In one pivotal moment, Waverly and Kieran are separated, and find themselves at the helm of dangerous missions, where every move has potentially devastating consequences, and decisions of the heart may lead to disaster.Pulse-pounding and addictive, Glow begins Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers--the most riveting series since The Hunger Games.
Gusty Peterson, the hottest bimboy in school, is always thinking Im sick, as in totally gross to look at. Not that it matters, since I dont have a crush on him or anything. And Mallory, my first real friend since forever, has disturbing romantic ideas about me and my ginormous gazungas. Ask me if Id rather not know these things. I have enough to worry about with my dad showing up after two years of saving Africa from typhoid, ready to resuscitate our relationship. Theres something hes not telling me. I know it. And now Ive been assigned to work with Gusty in a hideous new project the faculty are torturing us with at school. Its so wonderful to explore yourself with someone whos always thinking youre sick. Id probably be a lot better off if I werent psychic after all . . . If you ever thought reading peoples minds would make it easier to understand them, Amy Kathleen Ryan is here to tell you that youre dead wrong. Funny, fresh, and heartfelt, Vibes zigs when you expect it to zag, and will have you both laughing out loud and rooting for Kristi to discover the truth about her parents, her friends, and herself. Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl