Saturday, December 17, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Summary:(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
Review: I was a little bit sceptical of reading this type of science fiction type story. but I liked it way more than I thought I would. Despite the many sci fi elements this book also seemed to have many dystopian elements, which is what I really enjoyed about it. I was surprised by how well this world was put together and I liked discovering the many differences in the way these ship dwellers live their lives. I also liked that the story switched between Amy and Elder's perspectives. I think this let's the readers get to know and love both characters and sympathize with their problems. I liked the the right and wrong answer to solving the problems of the ship is not so straightforward. It made me excited to see what will happen next. There were some surprising plot twists that kept the story moving nicely. I was also glad that the setting was developed enough that made it a good read. Considering that I didn't have high expectations for this book I really enjoyed it. I will definitely continue with this series.

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