Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe # 1
Published: Jan. 11, 2011 by Razorbill
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
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 not actually a detailed review but just an honest opinion of mine about the book.
What can I say; I tried to love this book badly. But I failed… maybe I expected a lot from this book. Well, it is not a bad book, in fact this one is well written and the world in this story was created excellently. Writing is fantastic and I love that there is two POV in the story.
It is definitely a slow paced book and everything was detailed carefully and completely. By the way she (Beth Revis) described everything about Godspeed, how it works and stuff, you will somehow feel that you are part of the ship. Amy and Elder separate POV is really great, characters are fantastic. But I don’t have a connection with them, I don’t know why but I just didn’t really connect with the characters. And that is such a big disappointment for me. So sad…
Like I said, Across the Universe is not a bad book. Maybe this one is not for me. Now I’m asking myself will I still read the second book A Million Suns? Yes I think I will, even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as the others did, I am curious and intrigue enough to continue the series…
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