Flash Giveaway: Glow Audiobook

It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these, so we are thrilled to announce that we have an audiobook up for grabs! The title is the dystopian YA sci-fi novel Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, which Thea reviewed earlier today HERE.

The Book:

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.

The Audiobook:

For your listening pleasure, check out the audio snippet below!


The Giveaway:

We have ONE audiobook up for grabs! The contest is open to U.S. addresses ONLY and will run until Saturday, November 5 at 11:59PM (PST). In order to enter, simply leave a comment here letting us know what YOUR favorite YA sci-fi novel is. Only one entry per person, please! Multiple comments will be disqualified.

Good luck!


  • Christine
    November 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Ender’s Game for ever and always.

  • Ashley
    November 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    A Wrinkle In Time, definitely. I love that book.

  • Peter Bess
    November 4, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I am going to have to second A Wrinkle in Time, though Ender’s Game runs a very close second. I will also add that though it is not a YA novel, I read A Stranger in a Strange Land when I was a teen and thought it was incredible.

  • Jess (The Cozy Reader)
    November 4, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I’m going to go with Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I haven’t read too many “sci-fi” YA really. That’s the first one that came to mind and it was a great book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Heather @ THe Flyleaf Review
    November 4, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I haven’t read a lot of YA sci-fi, though it’s something I would like to see more of. I guess The Host has stuck with me the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • kaylyn
    November 4, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Artemis Fowl! I’ve been rereading it lately and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!!!! 😀

  • Amelia P.
    November 4, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Hmm… Difficult question, but I think I am going to go with Joan D. Vinge’s Psion.

  • SandyG265
    November 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I have to go with A Wrinkle in Time.

  • jpetroroy
    November 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I’ll jump on A Wrinkle in Time bandwagon.

  • DogEar
    November 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

    While A WRINKLE IN TIME is certainly my favorite, I was recently pleasantly surprised by A LONG, LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheenan.

  • MarieC
    November 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Hm…I don’t know if this is considered a YA (I read it in my teens), but Anne McCaffrey’s “The Ship Who Sang” is still one of my favorites.

  • Stephanie
    November 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Ender’s Game, for sure. Not only is it an amazing book, but years ago it was my gateway to all things sci-fi (YA and otherwise). I’ve read it dozens of time and is always one of my first recommendations to friends looking for a new read.

  • Kate
    November 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood changed my life. I loved that book. A Wrinkle in Time was also wonderful but I’m pretty sure I read it as a child. Yay book give away!

  • Emily's Reading Room
    November 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I just read Skyship Academy and really liked it. I suppose that’s sci-fi, right?

  • Jenn Lee
    November 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

    A Wrinkle In Time. Madeleine L’Engle got me started on sci-fi and fantasy at an early age and it’s nearly impossible to top those first brushes with the genre.

  • jenmitch
    November 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    fav recent sci fi ya: a long long sleep. also ship breaker.

    (its interesting to see so many people mention a wrinkle in time. that book changed my life and helped set me on the path to becoming a scientist, so i’ll always love it. but i recently re-read it, and it was almost sad because i didn’t get the same sense of magic as when i loved it at age 8. sigh!)

    i commute an hour each day, so i love audio books. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Scribe Kira
    November 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    mockingjay and a long, long sleep

  • Kate M.
    November 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I recently read XVI and I really enjoyed it. But reading through these responses I remember I read so much Sci-Fi when I was younger that was awesome! Definitely second the Artemis Fowl….

  • Bethany (youngbooklove)
    November 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I am a huge sci-fi fan in general, ever since high school when I took a sci-fi reading class on a whim. The 50’s/cold war era type books are my fav, but as far as YA goes I really had fun reading Across the Universe, because I was expecting to really dislike it since I don’t usually care for space travel type books. So, long story short – I’ll say Across the Universe! 🙂

  • Laura T
    November 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I’m in the Ender’s Game camp. I didn’t even read the series until I was an adult, and I’ve found the series incredibly addictive. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • karen
    November 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb from the Liveship Trilogy – love that world!

  • Jill of The O.W.L.
    November 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Hmmmmm that’s tough. If you consider time travel scifi then I’d say Hourglass 🙂

  • LiLi
    November 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Even though it is technically considered “adult”, there’s nothing truly adult-ish about it. The book that is my favorite of all time has to be The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Say what you want about the author, the book is amazing.

  • Patsy Hagen
    November 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time.
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  • Julie Witt
    November 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    If The Hunger Games trilogy is considered YA Sci Fi then I’d have to go with that! I want to win a copy of Glow SO bad!! Thanks for an awesome flash giveaway:)

  • Jen B.
    November 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I loved the Hunger Games. Is that sci-fi YA? Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jill
    November 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’m going to have to go with The Hunger Games.

  • Laurie L
    November 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Just finished The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness…effing amazing!

  • Justine
    November 5, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I have extra copies of The Hunger Games just so I can put it in my friends’ hands and convince them to read it. (I haven’t read the Chaos Walking trilogy yet.)

    In children’s books, I want everybody to read When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, which is brilliantly plotted.

  • Kristen
    November 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I’m kind of obsessed with The Maze Runner right now, and my girl students really love Matched!

  • Merry
    November 10, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I really like Ender’s Game, but Ender’s Shadow is my favorite. And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  • Rupert Sansone
    May 31, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Recent technology has encouraged the proliferation of free audiobooks that take works from the public domain and enlist volunteers to read them. Audiobooks also can be created with text to speech computer software, although the quality of synthesized speech may suffer by comparison to recordings by a human voice…-,^

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