Saturday, December 15, 2012

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

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-on 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 Review:

Wow, I really liked this book!

I loved the characters in the book. Amy was very independent and not whiny, especially considering her situation. Elder was cute with his confusion of what to do with Amy and how to comfort her. It was amazing to see how much they both developed from the beginning to the end of the book. Amy's influences had change Elder in drastic ways.

I also loved the mystery aspect of the story, finding out who unfroze Amy, and who is unfreezing the others. It was interesting to see what Amy and Elder find out next.

The switching of POV's every chapter was fun to read too. I loved getting inside both Amy and Elder's head. It was great to see what they both thought about certain things throughout the story.

The plot of this story is filled with so many twists, turns, and secrets that it's hard to keep up! It kept me interested throughout the entire book. I really love Beth Revis's writing, and I know I'll love her second book, A Million Suns.


  1. I'm glad you lied this one! I have it in my pile to read soon! POV switching is not always my favorite, but it sounds like it works here. Great review!

    1. Yes! I really like the point of view switch in this. And plus, it's every chapter, not in the middle of a chapter, so it works well.

  2. Nice review. I enjoyed this book too. A million Suns is, I think, even better. You learn a lot more about Elder and Amy. :)