Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Across the UniverseSeventeen-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.- Summary from Goodreads

I have to say, I really enjoyed this little dystopian YA. The story line was a bit different than anything I've read in this genre lately. I'm not a fan of sci-fi normally but this was like a light sci-fi read. Just enough Star Trek thrown in to make it a little different than all the other teen romances out there plus a little mystery to keep things interesting. The science mentioned was delivered in a way that made sense for the story and without boring the hell out of me. I like that our heroine, Amy, was just a run of the mill teenager, nothing really special until she wakes up on a ship where her difference from everyone else makes her special. Let's hear it for the different girls!

I was fascinated by life on this giant spaceship. It's just so weird and creepy and I wanted to hear more about it. I'm excited to continue on with the story and see where things go from here.


1 comment:

Marg K. said...

I've had this book waiting to be read for quite some time now, but for some reason, I keep passing it up for another new release.

I do love sci-fi. I'm actually bit of a geek, so the premise of this book totally appeals me. Glad to know that the science makes sense and that you enjoyed the book.

Thanks for the review!

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