Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
Pub. Date: January 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Format: Hardcover , 416pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher
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.

Revis's debut is an addiction that will leave readers begging for more!

Across the Universe is a refreshing addition to the YA market which is currently saturated with paranormal creatures. I'm a huge paranormal fan but even I want something different every now and then. Across the Universe shipped me into a whole new world filled with the complexities of mankind and what we would do for survival. This Sci-Fi novel wrapped me up and held on tight. I did not want to put it down!

Revis created some complex and exciting characters. I love the characters in this book! And I mean every last one of them, even the frightening leader. I can't imagine being Amy. She has to deal with a whole new way of life while aboard a ship in space at that. The alternating point of views between Amy and Elder really captured the emotions and struggle of what the characters faced on the ship, Godspeed. Revis did an amazing job. I couldn’t get enough of these characters!

While reading this novel, there were times when I was in awe of the details, world building, and politics that Revis created. She truly amazed me with her creativity of life & the complexities of Godspeed. Not everything is black and white and Revis truly captured the burdens of what leaders must face during crises. All I can say is this is one series you don't want to miss! I'm ready for the next installment (I wish I could fast forward to next year)!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


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30 comments:

  1. This is one of many really positive reviews on this book and I really want to read it. Great review :)

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  2. I couldn't agree more! I couldn't say one negative thing about AtU because I loved it that much. Great review!

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  3. Thanks for the great review. I'm hearing so many good things about it. I can't wait till I get my copy.

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  4. Currently reading this and LOVING IT XD

    btw you Received the Stylish Book Award on my blog :)

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  5. Great review! I'm so happy for Beth! Can't wait to read it.

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  6. wow, what a great sounding book! makes me want to run out and buy it!!! i'm so ready for something different...

    thanks for the review!

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  7. Sounds like a great review. I love sci-fi and I am excited to see some YA in the field. Looking forward to reading it.

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  8. I love how you called the book an addiction! Those are the kinds of books that I love to read! I'm really looking forward to reading this one!

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  9. Awesome review! I'm so glad you liked it. I agree. I love paranormal books, but something different is always refreshing. :)

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  10. Fantastic review! I'm looking forward to reading this. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  11. Ooh, 5 out of 5! I'm definitely looking forward to a YA book that isn't paranormal. I love paranormal stories, but I feel like I need a break from that particular niche. Thanks for the review

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  12. I enjoyed your review and now I want to read Across the Universe even more than before.

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  13. I agree with you about the plethora of paranormals out there - I could use a nice dose of science fiction instead. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  14. I've been really looking forward to reading this! It sounds awesome and different!

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  15. I've read nothing but good things about this book, and your review has me even more excited!

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  16. This book sounds lovely!

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  17. This one has been om my list since day 1 that I read about it.

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  18. Thanks for the review. I'm looking forward to reading this!

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  19. Great Review! I cant wait to read this and do my own little review on my new blog!

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  20. It sounds like such an interesting book! Something similar to things I've read, and thus something I'm sure I'll like, yet different enough to capture my attention and make it stand out in my mind.

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  21. At first I didn't have any interest in this book. I thought it was a book about the movie. But then I read the synopsis and thought, ummm not so much into the Sci Fi stuff.

    Now after reading all of these awesome reviews, I can't wait to get my hands on this book. So thanks for this great review, it's making me want this book that much more!!!

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  22. I've heard so many great things about this, and I'm glad to see you agree. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  23. I've heard so many great things about this book and can't wait to read it! I think the premise is so intriguing, and I've heard lots of compliments about the relationship of Amy and Elder.

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  24. Great review. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Everything about it sounds amazing!

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  25. Great review...definitely on my TBR list!

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  26. I've heard so many good things about this book... sounds like something I'll try for sure!

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  27. This book is so on my to read list! :D

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