Saturday, 29 June 2013

Across the Universe- Beth Revis

Publisher: Razorbill
Published: Jan 11, 2011
398 Pages
Goodreads page

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.

I really love the way this was was written, Beth Revis has such a great writing style that whilst reading this i really could imagine being there and seeing everything that was happening.

The story is written from two points of view, Amy who gets unfrozen and Elder the future leader of the ship. I loved the way the Amy and the rest of the humans had so many differences because of how the human race had evolved. 

It was so imaginative and well thought out. Everything pieces together and when you find out whats been going on its done so well that even though whats been happening is bad you can actually kind of see the reasoning behind it. I thought that was really great because it really gets you thinking.

There was a few parts where you think its going to get a little graphic but Beth leaves most of the more graphic scenes to the imagination and i really liked that.

I think this very easily could have a been a stand-alone, even though all our questions aren't answered it was still kind of wrapped up in a way that it could have ended and i would have been happy. I am however very happy that there are two more books to answer my questions.

Overall i absolutely loved this book and really cant fault it.

Five stars

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