Friday, April 4, 2014

[Book Review] Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Across the Universe
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.

Buddy read with Elizaveta.. Mission complete!


Across the Universe is so much more than a Sci-Fi Dystopian book. It has tragedy, romance, action, and even a faction of depression that's usually found in Contemporary novels. The story itself blows your mind and as you discover more secrets about the ship, it draws you in more and more. 

Story begins with Amy and her parents saying goodbye to each other. Giving an opportunity of a lifetime, they have to be frozen, only to arrive 300 years later at a planet that was recently discovered. But Amy's dad gives her a choice: either to leave her whole life behind and get frozen or stay on Earth. What I loved the most is that she chose family.

When she gets unfrozen, she realizes that someone tried to kill her just like they have been doing with several other members. The mystery remains while noone is trying to do anything about it. Amy realizes that the ship itself is a huge mystery and Earth's history may be forgotten a long time ago. 

With all the mystery and secrets, it usually pretty obvious what happens at the end. But definitely not in Across The Universe. I did not see that coming. At all. And I'm pretty good with freaking things like that. So BRAVO to the author who made me be in the dark until everything was revealed. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes Sci-Fi and doesn't mind the world-building in the ship.