Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Here is the review and I hope you enjoy:


Plot: 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.

Review: Be ready to feel surprised, emotionless, scared,  empty, and hopeful. Amy is the main character in this story, who should be frozen for 300 years and then wakes up 50 years early on the ship called Godspeed. Godspeed has three levels called the Keeper Level, the Shipper Level, and finally the Feeder Level, where most of the people on this ship live. Amy has to find out who woke her up without her parents and  tried to murder her. Elder is the heir to the leader of the ship and the boy who finds Amy waking up from her 250 year slumber. Through the whole book Elder is the one who tries to find himself inside the metal walls filled by lies and survival. There are other characters like Harley, who became one of my favorite characters not just because of his past, but just of what kind of person he is and how hard he fights to get what he truly needs. There is also Eldest, who is the main leader of the ship that controls the people like a dictator and rules with a iron fist. Orion is the Recorder that lives in the Recorder Hall behind the Hospital, Orion has some secrets of his own that stunned me the most out of everyone on the ship. Doc is another characters who lives in the Hospital and just like his name says, he is the doctor who takes care of the "crazies" like Victoria, Bectier, and Harley. The writing style is adventurous, scary, and wonderful. This book will pull you in until you finally have a loss of worlds and at the end all you can do is sit there, and think of the stars. I give this book a 5/5.


Pub. Date: January 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Format: Hardcover , 416pp
Chapters: 81
Age Range: Young Adult


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