Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Published Date: January 11, 2011
Source: ARC For review from LibraryThing
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
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.
Incredible. Truly and whole-heartedly a work of YA genius! Across The Universe was above and beyond what I expected from it! Time and time again I continue to ask myself what will happen once the YA genre becomes too repetitive with the same story lines and situations, but this is a book that honestly gives me hope that no matter how many books are published that the wonderful and creative minds of the authors out there will not fail in bringing us truly amazing tales.
Across The Universe takes place many decades in the future on the spacecraft, Godspeed. After being frozen for the 300 year trip to a new planet with her parents, Amy is suddenly awoken 50 years early then scheduled and brought into a world that leaves her trapped in metal and stars. Elder is the Godspeed’s future leader. He is being trained by Eldest to be able to take over the ship and run it’s people but everything changes when he comes across a beautiful girl with flaming red hair frozen in a tube of ice.
And so that is how our story is started but we are far from the awesomeness being over. There is something not right going on on Godspeed and we are put through an epic adventure of uncovering it’s secrets layer by layer. There were so many shocking twisted and turned in the book I had whiplash! I loved Elder’s character. He was just like any rebellious teen who had too much responsibilities resting on his shoulders. With the points of views switching between Amy and Elder we were able to get insight on both of them and so I would like to applaud Ms. Revis for her writing of Elder’s mind. There are books that I read from a teen boy’s perspective where not even the slightest inappropriate thought would go in there mind about a girl or whatnot. I’m a high schooler and know that the boy’s minds are far from clean. I’m not saying that Elder thoughts were dirty but they were definitely suggestive ;) I also LOVED Harley! Nothing else needs to be said, read the book to found out his amazing, heart-breaking story.
Overall, I just loved this book! With the original plot and mystery and love all mixed together you could not have made me happier while reading it. Make sure to pick up this book, it’s a story dying to be told.
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