Friday, January 28, 2011

Across The Universe (ARC)

Author: Beth Revis
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Age Range:  Young Adult
Pages:  398
Date Scoot Read: January 2011
Source: ARC from Book it Forward Tours

Scoot's Rating
9-  Great read! Couldn’t put it down.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
: 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.

Scoot’s Review:
Amy is pulled away from the world and friends she loves to be cryrogenically frozen (unpleasantly) with her parents, and stowed as cargo on a ship heading to a new planet far in the future.  Elder is the lone teenager on the ship Godspeed and was born to be the future leader of all the people on board; he knows nothing but the ship around him.  Their worlds collide when Amy is unfrozen early.  Amy sees that the ship has changed in the years it has been traveling and not in a good way – on top of that someone is trying to murder the human cargo.  Elder wants to know more about sol-earth, to uncover the secrets of Godspeed, and to get to know Amy herself.  They are thrown together in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the ship and to save everyone’s future.  The story flips back and forth between Amy and Elder’s point of views and I really enjoyed that.  The story is fast paced and starts out strong with an attention-grabbing start; I was hooked from the first page.  The book was different from what I was expecting, in a good way.  I really enjoyed the characterization; Amy and Elder were very individual and I loved both of the characters for different reasons.  The sub characters, such as Harley, were relatable and you really felt for them and their idiosyncrasies.  I found the mystery of the ship intriguing and the story had plenty of shocking twists to throw you off kilter.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the second one to find out more!
YA content warning: attempted rape scene, non-graphic scenes where sex is implied



ladystorm said...

I found this one to be interesting also.

Andrea said...

I was glad to see your review of this book. I look forward to reading it. I won a copy.

Shadow kissed said...

By reading your review you have made me want to read it even more! i was a bit unsure about the book but now i will go buy it and read it. :D

lily_003 said...

ahh, now i really can't wait to read it >.<

Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

I never thought I would love a sci-fi based novel but this one proved me wrong. I can't wait to see what develops with Amy and Elder in book two.

Jennifer said...

I have this book and can't wait to read it. So glad you loved it. Now i really want to read it!

Alice said...

great review! I just finish this book and i love it! I can't wait for the second one

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to read this book for FOREVER. (And I still haven't read it yet.) But I'm glad that you wrote such a great review for such an awesome book. :)

Abby said...

Ah I have read so many great things about this. Glad you feel the same way. It's on my list!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

TheJay2xA said...

This book is totally awesome! I love it and I really can't wait for the next book to come out! I <3 Elder he seems to remind me of Peeta ;)

Sarah said...

Another dystopian that's going on my list!

Cheyenne said...

Great review! This one's been on my TBR pile for a while. :)

Chey @ The Chey Show

Kimmel Tippets said...

I read a different review where the reviewer couldn't stand the different points of view. I found this disappointing, but I'm glad to hear that isn't the group consensus. I'm excited to give it a go!

Sugarplum said...

great review! firstly i'm in love whit this book's cover. and your review even makes me wanna read this book badly.

Nikita said...

I was wondering if I would buy this book, but I think I am gona to buy it. It looks really great. :) And of course, amazing review from you! :) Happy Reading!:)

AmelArmeliana said...

I like the review alot. The story sounds really great, I think I must buy this book.

Thank u for the review. Great review :)

Jess@The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow said...

The fact that this book hooked you from the start appeals to me. The characters and the story sound so intereing. I think your review is well-written and you made me want to read this book soon!



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