Monday, December 26, 2011
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Author: Beth Revis
# of Pages: 396 (Hardcover)
Rating: 4.5 stars
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.
My Thoughts: One of the things that I really like about this book is the world that Revis created. The futuristic slang and inventions are incredibly creative. Her writing is amazing! I love the mystery of the story, trying to figure out who unfroze Amy as well as discovering the secrets of the ship. And, of course, I like the dual narrative. I did find Elder to be ever so slightly annoying. The one good thing about waiting this long to read this book? I don't have wait too long for the sequel!