Thursday, June 21, 2012

Across the Universe

Across the Universe, by Beth Revis

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.
-Plot summary borrowed from Goodreads

I wasn't very interested in this book for a long time (I don't read much sci-fi, and was getting a little tired of teen romance), but given the great cover and so many positive reviews, I figured I would give it a shot.

I'm glad I did because these books grabbed hold and wouldn't let go. I was very nearly as hooked on this book (and even more so its sequel, A Million Suns) as I was on the Hunger Games. The opening scene is chilling (har, unintentional pun!), the setting is claustrophobically believable, and you will be on the edge of your seat waiting for the next clues in solving the mysteries of the murders, and the ship itself. Even if you don't normally go for stories set in space, give this one a chance if you're looking for some excitement.

 Here is a peek at the sequel (available now at your local library). The third and final book will be published in 2013 and I cannot wait!


Post a Comment