Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review for Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe, #1
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Synopsis: 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.

Verdict: I thought that this book was absolutely captivating! I could hardly put it down! The idea was very original, and although I am not a really big fan of science fiction, I absolutely loved it in this book. Beth Revis has created an ahhh-mazing story all wrapped up in a pretty cover. The characters were awesome: I loved Amy, Elder, and Harley! The setting was very cool, because the whole story takes place on a spaceship named Godspeed that is careening through outer space trying to reach a distant planet. Amy is one of the main characters and is a sixteen year old girl who has basically been frozen until they can reach this other planet, but things don’t go exactly as planned and she is awakened early (this is where the story really starts to get going). Elder is the future leader of the ship (the current leader being Eldest) and is really smart and sweet. Harley is Elder’s best friend and is a great painter. This book has absolutely everything; a dystopian society, a murder mystery, some sweet romance, and cool new words to add to my vocabulary (my favorites being: frex & chutz)! Overall this was a “frexing brilly” read that has easily made it onto my favorites list. :))

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

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