Saturday 6 July 2013

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Author: Beth Revis
Pages: 398
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill

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.

This is an excellent start to a series. It begins off with Amy following the footsteps of her parents, to be loaded in as frozen cargo to a new planet, three hundred years into the future. Her parents are known to be useful to the new planet, but Amy is known as non-essential cargo.

Fast forward and Amy wakes up fifty years before the ship is scheduled to land on the planet. She meets a boy named Elder, who is in training to be the newest leader. Elder is amazed at Amy's beauty since she looks different from the rest of them. 

Complications arise when Amy finds out that someone is purposely unplugging the frozen bodies. Together the both of them try to discover the truth behind the murder. As they unravel the truth, they not only find out the murderer but a shocking truth about the ship that will leave you breathless. 

Across the Universe is filled with great detail, making you feel like that you're actually living in their world. To those who don't love science fiction, you'll be absolutely changed once you read this! 


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