Title: Starglass by Phoebe North
Release Date: July 23rd, 2013
Page Count: 448
Summary: 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.
Space + compelling premise + THAT COVER = Sign me up! As a science-fiction lover who's obsessed with all things space, it's always refreshing when I come across YA fiction in a spaceship setting. I only know of one other YA series that takes place in space, and that would be the fantastic Across the Universe series by Beth Revis, so I was ecstatic when I stumbled on Starglass. This book basically sounds so promising, plot and character wise. Terra seems like a really strong character and my heart is already breaking for her with all the stuff she's going to have to face throughout the story. And the romance, "But when she falls for Silvan Rafferty, the boy that she's meant to kill"..ooooo, definite potential there! I'm excited! :)
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