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Starglass

By Phoebe North

Starglass
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2013,
    448 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.

But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime - one that will determine the fate of her people.

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"Starred Review. This richly textured first novel deserves to be widely read." - Publishers Weekly

"For nail-biting suspense aboard a generation ship, see Beth Revis' Across the Universe (2011); but for Jewishness and gay characters in space, a poignantly lovely frame story about leaving Earth and a lonely kid seeking something to invest in, this is it." - Kirkus

"Starglass is a richly imagined, beautifully written book. It's science fiction, mystery, and coming of age story all wrapped into one; creative but also firmly grounded in a real human experience, with all its loss, pain, and disillusionment - but also beauty, hope, and belonging. A wonderful story." - Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent

"Starglass is a poignantly written, gripping tale. I just loved it. I really enjoyed the political intrigue, the depth of the characters, the suspense, and the twists and turns, all with the backdrop of space and interstellar travel, which I love. It all felt so original. I can't wait for the sequel." - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series

"Immersive and compelling, Starglass is sci-fi with both brains and heart. Terra's search for belonging and authentic human connection is one to savor." - Lenore Appelhans, author of The Memory of After

"Murder, rebellion, and spaceships done right: Phoebe North's Starglass gave me the best kind of chills. I can't wait to see what the sequel has in store." - Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate

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Phoebe North received an MFA in poetry at the University of Florida. She lives with her husband and cat in New York State.

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