by A.S. King
Review by MiaGlory O’Brien is on the cusp of graduating from high school, and doesn’t know where her life is going next. When she and her best friend drink the remains of a mummified bat on a dare, they begin to see visions of the future, and the histories and futures of people they meet. While her own future remains mysteriously elusive, Glory sees glimpses of a second American Civil War and a terrifying version of what life will become for women in the 21st Century. With wry wit and one of the most unique voices in YA literature, author A.S. King meditates on what we ask of young women at the beginning of this century and predicts a future chillingly close to reality. Recommended for fans of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.