Thursday, January 26, 2012

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Goodreads Summary:

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 Review:

Across the Universe is the debut novel by Beth Revis. It is the story of Amy, a 17-year-old girl who is traveling across the universe with her parents to colonize a new planet. She is frozen and is supposed to wake up in 300 years. It is also the story of Elder, the leader in training of the Godspeed, the ship that Amy is traveling on. She is inadvertently woken up after 250 years.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Amy was in a tough position. I could feel her frustration and her anger over the situation. She was also confused because the people that she woke up to were so different from the way people were when she went to sleep.

Elder is the future leader of the ship but Eldest refuses to teach him what he needs to know. He doesn't quite know what to think about that. After meeting Amy he begins to realize that much of his worldview is incorrect.

I liked the way the book switched back and forth between Amy and Elder’s point of view. That way we got to see the action through both of their eyes.

I loved reading this book and can't wait to read the next one.

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