Friday, February 25, 2011

Review: Across the Universe

Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Date Released: January 11th, 2011
Pages: 398
Rating: 5 out of 5

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.

I have four words for you: This was amazingly awesome!  When I first heard about, I knew I had to get it and I was so glad that I did :D 

So, I really, really, realllllly, loved the whole idea of the book.  A spaceship +  an almost murder + secrets + lies???  Yes please!  Across the Universe was a fairly fast paced novel, that really kept me fascinated and intrigued.  The whole plot was obvioulsy really well thought out, since it was full of twists and turns.  However, I thought that some of it might have been a tad bit predictable, but Beth Revis really keeps you thinking about who could possibly be the murderer.

Amy and Elder were super duper awesome main characters.  They make a really cute couple too :)  Elder was really sweet and he tried his best to make Amy comfortable in this new surrounding.  It was really cute and made me feel all mushy inside because I think that all boys should learn from Elder :D Who agrees with me?

The whole world ship that Beth Revis created was fascinating and very imaginative.  It was large and seemed fairly complex, but it was basic, with three levels.  It fit a whole field for growing food and poultry, and probably around 3000 people!  Maybe even more!  The illustration in the back of the cover (the hardcover copy) really helped get a visual image in your head of the layout. 

Overall, this is definitely by far one of the coolest books I've read this year!  The intensity and secrets made this a real page turner.  Beth Revis wrote a really great debut, and if there's a sequel- and I really hope that there is- then I'm sooo buying it! 

Cover Review:
I really love this cover!  I love the use of the universe for a majority of the cover, as well as the two faces that are so close to touching each other.  However, when I first saw this cover a couple months ago, I thought the two faces were two blobs because I think that they shaded them in a little too dark so you can't really see their features , but other than that, this is a super duper awesome cover!

Cleo :)

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**Review copy purchased.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to read this book, it's just sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. So hopefully I get to it soon! Thanks for the review!


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