Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Teen Tuesday: Starglass by Phoebe North

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In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in—and saving the life of the boy she loves.

For generations, those aboard the Asherah have lived within strict rules meant to help them survive the journey from a doomed Earth to their promised land, the planet Zehava–which may or may not be habitable, a question whose imperative grows now, in the dwindling months before touchdown.

Sixteen-year-old Terra’s situation is tough. A dead mom. A grieving dad. A cranky boss, and a betrothed who won’t kiss her no matter how bad she wants it. She’s doing her best to stay afloat, even when she gets assigned a vocation she has no interest in: botany.

But after Terra witnesses the Captain’s guard murder an innocent man, she’s drawn into a secret rebellion bent on restoring power to the people. The stakes are higher than anything she could have imagined. When the rebellion gives Terra an all-important mission, she has to decide where her loyalties lie for once and for all. Because she has started to fall for the boy she’s been sent to assassinate…

My thoughts:  An interesting take on a science fiction - the ship's passengers boarded when earth was threatened with an asteroid collision, and it is interesting to see how the original passenger's Jewish heritage has evolved.  Just enough romance to keep it interesting - but my thoughts are something "alien" is in store for Terra in that department.  I'll have to read the next book to see if my hunch is correct!

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