Monday, January 31, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Source: Publisher
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.

I love Sci-Fi in my movies and TV, but I am not really a fan of it in my books. Except in the case of Across the Universe, which was more then just Sci-Fi. It has hints of mystery mixed within Sci-Fi. The mystery surrounds who tried to kill Amy and continues to do so to other people on Godspeed. There is also the mystery of what is really happening on the ship and the new way that society is ran. I liked Amy. Being frozen sounded painful and being pretty much suspended in time by it sounded scarier. I have been faced with the reality of my parent outliving me and it is heartbreaking and one of the hardest feelings to experience. Everyday is just hard after that point and I was surprised with Amy's strength. Elder was also a great character. Even though he faced with becoming the new leader, he questions how it is ran and if there is anyway to run it better, because honestly a lot about the ship scared me.
I think that the plot of Across the Universe has a little bit for everyone and will find it just as engaging. The concept was unique and I am really excited to see this in more like this book. Revis's writing was gorgeous and left me wanting more from her. I recommend that you pick up this book now. It won't disappoint you.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, even if points hit close to home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Loved Across the Universe! One of my fave books ever!

  3. That was hard reading about Amy's parents outliving her. Glad to have read your review.


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