Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Author: Beth Revis
Title: Across The Universe
Pages: 398

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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 awake 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 a 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.

My Thoughts

This book intrigued me. I don't like love stories. I don't like romance. The cover of the two faces almost kissing caused me to question my motives. My gut was right. This book was the BOMB!!! I loved it. Maybe the best book I have read this year. Period.

There was not much love/romance/drama as expected. It was not even the focus of the story. It is dystopian. It is wonderful. A sci fi book in this day and age that contained good action scenes, thrill scenes, events that cause you to stop and question about whether or not it is a good idea and no vampires or werewolves. YAHOO!!! 

I read in this book in two days. I could not stop. The whole concept of the ship Godspeed and why they do what they do and did makes sense. I don't agree, but I see why things were developed. Man, I cannot say anymore or I will ruin it. 

Let me say that this book will win awards. It is going to be hard to top. It is the best. I dont' know what others are saying, but I know that this is the new book of the year. 

I would recommend for high school as there are some situations and maybe ideas that I would not expose to lower grades. Some 8th graders might be alright, but with that being said nothing is done for that shock effect. It all is part of the natural events of the story.

Beth Revis has crafted the new hot item this year. Congrats Beth and writing an unbelievable story. How I want to say more...........

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