May 4, 2011

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Series: Across The Universe #1
Genre: Sci-fi, mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill
Released: January 11, 2011
Kindle Edition 

Book Synopsis from goodreads

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 am really big on sci-fi. May that be a movie or a book, my expectations are pretty high from them.

Across the universe is based on a future timeline from now, a ship destined to reach a planet with earth's super brains. Amy, is somewhat a 'nonessential' cargo deports with the ship along with her parents. Hoping that she would be okay after 300 years. But when she is awaken from the frozen phase almost 50 years early on the ship Godspeed there is a killer on the lose who wants nothing but to kill these frozen humans from earth. In a ship where almost everyone is a suspect, it keeps you on your edge and keep guessing who the killer might be.

The way author Beth Revis sees the future generations in space, is new for me. When I see the sci-fi stuff or read them I always see them wearing the shiny uniforms having handy robots obeying human command but this was absolutely not like that. Revis gave a new form to control and power in her story Across The Universe.

I loved the book cover art, with Amy and Elder (I wish he had a proper name) facing towards each other and the space on the background. It's really beautiful.

If you are a sci-fi junky like me you would definitely like reading this book.

After writing the review I was visiting Beth Revis's website and stumbled onthe book website, where you can find out more nifty stuff about the ship 'godspeed'.

I give thiiiiis

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