Monday, September 26, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Release Date: January 11st 2011
Publisher: RazorBill
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 398 pages
Source: Won from a contest
Series: Book 1

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.

So I was kind of scared to start this book. It had been on my shelves since February and I only picked it up in August. But I guess this fear came out from the fact that I never read sci-fi books and always thought of this genre that it is more boyish. But really this book was amazing. See how huge it is but it was still fast paced. Chapters were very small which is something I really love in books. I feel good when I finish a chapter and there were 81 chapters in that book so imagine how I felt. Each chapter was narrated by Amy or Elder. Its really good to have two narrators in a book because it gives you more scoop. Also, you get to know how these two characters feel for each other which is pretty amazing in that book.

For the characters, I loved them all. Amy was brilliant, this earth human. Elder was this confused, soon-to-be a leader of a spaceship. Eldest the novels' current elder was just crazy and a dictator.

For the book's plot, I never read anything like this. It was so unique, so unique(again). like I never read a book that takes place in a spaceship. And really I was never bored …just like I said, it was fast paced. Within each chapter there was something going on and a new secret revealed. It was just perfect.

And I must say that when the publisher (or whomever thought of this) had two covers for this book; one girly and the other boyish it was a smart idea because the book could appeal to both males and females. And I don’t usually say that on books I read.

Also, this book makes me thankful of all the things we have on Sol-Earth. Really stuff like the stars and the sun. Be thankful, readers.

If you have this book around, go and pick it up. It's amazing.   

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