Saturday, August 13, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis 
Release Date: January 11th, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
GoodReads: 3.88 out of 5
Pages: 398
Buy It: Amazon

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.

See that face up there? That is the face I made while reading this book. I originally read it with Chapters Book Club (click to see!) which is a collab channel I am part of where we read books with the subscribers. Across the Universe had tons and tons of votes! There were so many people who were excited to read the book and for good reason!

 It was amazing! I love that it is a Young Adult book but it delves into sci-fi and murder/mystery. Beth Revis did a phenomenal job of showing us what the space ship was like, so much so that I was extremely claustrophobic while reading it! I fell immediately in love with the book at the first chapter. It is so heartfelt and sad! I seriously cried! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the world in which Amy found herself in and was intrigued by the history of the ship. 

The story kept me guessing. I was never really sure where Beth was going to take me next. It was truly mysterious and on-the-edge of your seat type action! If you are not a sci-fi lover, don't worry! Give it a try, because the science is not overwhelming. It is more character and story based than compound measurements and chemical reactions. This is a must read!

I can not wait to read A Million Suns, the next book in the series. Love ya Beth Revis!

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