Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis


Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis 
Publisher:  Razorbill
Published Date: January 11, 2011 
Pages: 398
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.

Rating: 5 stars!


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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brandileigh2003 said...

Glad you enjoyed it-- me too!
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Natasha said...

This is so different than I thought it would be like. I seen Across the Universe, and the very alike cover as the movie/Beatles Musical, and thought it wold be similar.. but it's not. Although it's cover is pretty much a replica of the movie, I think it sounds good!! hehe

Great review!

Cheree said...

I can't wait until I read this, I've heard so many good things about it.

Braiden said...

I can't wait to read this too! I'll probably receive it end of this week/next week from the book depository. I'm super excited!!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Glad you loved it! :D Was absolutely amazing. I hope to buy a finished copy in the future.

Danna said...

Great review and glad you liked it! I love the cover to the finished copy (it's reversible). I can't wait to get this.

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Braiden said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book! I think it will be a sellout for January. I've heard so many amazing things, and including your review. AHHHHHH! I WANT IT NOW! lol =D

I Eat Words said...

This book looks AMAZING! Great review of it. I'm glad to hear that it's as amazing as it sounds/looks. :) And so excited that you're having a giveaway for it!!! :D

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Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

OMG! Awesome review! I've heard so many great things about this one! :)

Ezmirelda said...

Thanks so much for this great review! I can't wait to read the book.

Maidenveil said...

Another awesome review of this book. I can't wait for my copy and read this as well.

Kate said...

I am so excited to get and read this book! Thanks for the review, it was helpful, to affirm that this book was soo good, but also makes me want to get the book so much sooner!

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

A friend of mine just reviewed the book and I was pretty skeptical whether I'm gonna read this since I have an ARC, but your review just made me want to read it now! Great review! Now I'm gonna pick up the book and read it! Thank you! :)

Reading Lassie said...

Wow! Glad to know that apart from its beautiful cover, the story is very captivating as well. Thanks for the awesome review!

Llehn said...

Whoa. Can't wait to read it!

kjovus - my life with books said...

boy this book is getting lots of hype. You sold me at the whole worried about repetitive books in the YA genre comment. I am getting a little tired of the same old thing - this will surely be a nice change.

Sy said...

I've seen so many 5-star reviews of this lovely book that I can't wait to read it!!!

yasogirl_13 said...

WOW thanks for the great review i've been dying for this book for about two months right now lol thanks again :)

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

Awesome review! Makes me even more excited to read Across the Universe! :)

Sarah's Lost In a Book said...

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for giving me a chance to win a copy of it!

BLHmistress said...

OH You're review just makes me want it even more! Awesome review, sounds like a definite reread material too.

♥ Tawni Ann said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait to read it :)

Elise said...

Thanks for the review. I love a book with twists and a mystery.

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