April 27, 2011

Across the Universe (No, not the Beatles movie) by Beth Revis

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Goodreads says:  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. 

Across the Universe is a sci-fi/dystopian that was amazing. It’s about our main girl, Amy, who joins her parents on the ship Godspeed in space to get into the future. They are cryogenically frozen for 300 years to make it to a brand new earth. One day, someone tries to murder Amy and she wakes up before the 300 years are up. Now she is stuck on the Godspeed with no idea of who anyone is, except that they all have given control to Eldest, a dictator and Elder, Eldest's heir. Elder is fascinated with Amy but he can't let that fascination get in his way if he's to become the next Eldest. Amy has to unlock Godspeed’s secrets when she wakes up to prevent more people from dying. I loved it! I do feel bad that it took me so long to get around to reading it. Elder and Amy were wicked cool, and their chemistry started off like this:

Elder: Girl with red hair, totes pretty.
Amy: what the hell is this place am stuck in?

and then it turned into:

Elder: I care for this girl. A Lot.
Amy: Hmm. I like this boy BUT considering what he tried to do... (read it, I won't say). It was pretty awesome. I also liked the whole 'in space' thing; I haven’t read many sci-fi novels in forever and AtU was definitely amazing. One thing I did not like was the very near rape-y scene when everyone was like in heat or mating (that was just... eww *shudders*)

Anyways,pick this one up! You cannot miss this debut novel!

Final Verdict: 8/10 Stars

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