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Friday, February 18, 2011

Mini Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razor Bill
Pub. Date: January 11, 2011
Length: 398 Pages
Series: Across the Universe #1
Summary (from 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.
My Thoughts:  I'm sorry this is such a short review! AtU was such an amazing book, but when it came to writing the review, I was stuck. So sorry to those of you who were expecting a longer review! When I heard about Across the Universe, I knew I had to have it.  Why? I've always been a fan of futurist books: sci-fi, dystopian, you name it. So Across the Universe sounded like a perfect read for me. It's part sci-fi and part dystopian. I just never expected to love it as much as I did. 
There's so much to say about Across the Universe; I can't possibly cram everything into this one review, and my review cant possibly describe how much I loved this book. It was just A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. For some reason, whenever I read sci-fi or dystopian, there is always something missing that keeps the books from reaching 5 stars. Finally, I've found one that's five star worthy.
The plot was wonderful. Godspeed is a world so like ours, but at the  same time not. I definitely have not read anything like It before.  There were the normal parts, and then there were the things  that made it unique; the whole story felt real. It was as if with Elder and Amy the whole way. There's one race, one man in charge, and everyone is kind of empty headed. And then there's Beth Revis' writing, and oh my goodness it was spectacular! She certainly has a way with words. To put it short, Across the Universe  was amazing, and I cannot wait for the next installment in the series.
5 Moons


  1. Great Review! Across the Universe looks very interesting.

  2. nice review! i just finished this one and ill have my review up soon. it was a pretty dang awesome book--the atmosphere it created was SO creepy :/


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