Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone--one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship--tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next. Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

You know it’s a good book when you stay up until 4am reading it. I wasn’t sure if I would like Across the Universe because I’m not a huge Sci-Fi fan, but I really enjoyed reading this. The beginning of the book stumped me a bit. Revis did an amazing job describing the freezing process to the point where I didn’t want to read the book, but I just had to know what would happen next. Across the Universe was an intense read. It was a whirlwind of fast-paced emotions and daring lies.
This wasn’t just a Sci-Fi book, it was so much more. The struggle that Amy has to go through is gut-wrenching.
Beth Revis did an amazing job creating the world in Across the Universe and the history of Godspeed. The descriptions and dialogue in Across the Universe is priceless, both are written extraordinarily well.
I can’t wait until Beth Revis’ next book. Across the Universe is a thrilling debut that everyone should read.

FTC- Publisher.


Andrea said...

I want to read this so badly! It's been getting great reviews all over the place, and the story sounds really interesting so I want to try it out. Thanks for the review!

Marlene Detierro said...

I haven't read Across the Universe yet but it sounds pretty good. I'll add it to my TBR!

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