Amy Kathleen Ryan

Amy Kathleen Ryan (Fiction) | Somewhere, WY

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Amy Kathleen Ryan is the author of five young adult novels, including the science fiction series The Sky Chasers, which has been published in fifteen countries. The first book in the trilogy, GLOW, was chosen as a Best Book of 2011 by School Library Journal.


Flame ( St. Martins, 2014). Fiction. Sci-Fi. YA.
Spark (St. Martins, 2012). Fiction. Sci-Fi. YA.
Glow (St Martins, 2011). Fiction. Sci-Fi. YA.

Zen and Xander Undone (HMHCo, 2010). Fiction. Sci-Fi. YA.
Vibes (HMHCo, 2008). Fiction. Sci-Fi. YA.

Press & Reviews

For Glow:
“Ryan has created a fascinating and thrilling story that is sure to captivate teens. The themes of survival, morality, religion, and power are well developed, and the characters are equally complex. The author has also created a unique and vivid outer-space setting that is exciting and easy to imagine. This gripping first installment is difficult to put down, and successfully sets the stage for the rest of the series.”
School Library Journal, Starred Review

For Spark:
“The sequel to Glow delivers a page-turning plot while delving deeper into questions of leadership, trauma and violence….Readers hungry for the next installment will have plenty to ponder in the meantime.”
Kirkus Reviews

For Flame:
“Stakes are high, however, and readers witness graphic (though generally not gory) violence and bodily harm as the three teens work to both overthrow and defend Pastor Anne Mather, the New Horizon’s leader. It all comes to a head in a climax that is tense and viscerally frightening.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

For Vibes:
“Events cast doubt on Kristi’s mind-reading skills, but given the author’s solid portraiture, readers will nevertheless want to trust Kristi, even before she learns to trust herself. Ryan works in both a romance and a divorce, and reverses Kristi’s instinctive satirizing of people who care about her—and does it all with an abundance of wit.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “

For Zen and Xander Undone:
” touching, urgent and involving. Zen’s frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won’t let go.”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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