Monday, December 19, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Release: January 11, 2011
Pages: 398
Series: Across the Universe #1
Synopsis:
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.

Review:
Recently I was lucky enough to get to attend one of the stops on the Smart Chicks Kick It 2.0 tour, getting to meet Beth Revis. I had been waiting to get my hands on her book for quite some time, so getting to meet her and get it signed was awesome. She was amazing, and her book was too. I have never really read anything Sci-Fi before, so this was an adventure out of my comfort zone. This book works dystopian and Sci-Fi together to make a combination that jives and works extremely well together. The writing was amazing, building the plot with details and personality. There was a style to the writing that was almost poetic, the text had shape at times, it was staggered to exaggerate the feelings of the narrator. The book had two narrators, alternating between that of Elder and Amy. I enjoyed both points of view equally, both were very different due to their opposite backgrounds. Amy was a strong heroine, trying to fit in, but not letting herself get pushed around. Elder was initially very obedient to orders, but as the story progressed he began to see that he had a mind of his own and he could use it to the fullest potential. The story itself progressed at a breakneck pace, there was always something happening to or around the characters, providing a net to catch the reader's attention with. The book ended on a note of suspense, leaving the reader questioning many of the things they had concluded from the story. I finished this book in two days, I found it to be hugely addictive and a great read all around, I give it a 5/5.

8 comments:

  1. I'm actually reading this book, and am about halfway through it. Glad to see what you think! Thanks for the review. :)

    Alexandra~
    http://www.wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks, the ending will SHOCK you.

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  3. I loved this book! I'm so glad A Million Suns is releasing soon. Can't wait for more secrets to be revealed!
    And thanks for visiting my blog earlier :)

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  4. No problem, I know I'll be picking up A Million Suns when it releases.

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  5. Great review! I hope one day you get to review Taste here too. :-) Happy holidays!

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  6. Thank you, i've never heard of Taste before.

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  7. I loved this book. I cannot wait to read A Million Suns.

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  8. Me neither! I'll be getting my copy when it comes out for sure!

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