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Friday, February 11, 2011

Review: Across the Universe

Title: Across the Universe
Series: Across the Universe # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Dystopian
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razor Bill
Release Date: January 11, 2011
Book: Bought

"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."

What a way to see the future! This book was not only a quick read for me but amazing detail of the future. Amy frozen in time and is waiting to be awaken in the future. After being asleep for almost 250 years she is suddenly awakened and almost dies in her chamber. Elder is there to save her but it is not over yet. Something is wrong with the ship.

I must say I did enjoy the book. The way Ms. Revis wrote in amazing detail describing the future is great to read. Her characters were likable and I am able to read the book and get into it quickly.

Amy is completely different in the ship. She is an outsider. Everyone looks the same except for her. But she does not allow anyone to stop her. She is strong willed and is able to see quickly what is wrong with the ship. It's not the ship but the people. Now this bomb I expected but the way it played out was WOW! So many things that are wrong and they way things are is blew my mind away.

I loved that Elder knew that there had to be a change. Even before Amy he knew something was not right. I like his willingness to fight and to do what is right. He had a hard position to handle but I have no doubt in my mind he would do a great job.

My only gripe was the constant POV switches and the slow build up. Every chapter had enough build for the next but I of course wanted a little more. Across the Universe is a great dyspotian book with amazing futuristic detail. Ms. Revis debut is written with good clarity and an easy read. This book is one that everyone can enjoy.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. It's the novel I'm still deciding if I want to read it. :-P

  2. I have this and haven't gotten to it yet. I feel like I have been neglecting so many books!

  3. I've heard mixed reviews about this book and the one thing in common most of them have is the problem with the POV change.I'm still deciding whether i should read it or not.

  4. I agree with you on this on Savy, I really enjoyed it but the beginning was a bit slow after the opening scene with her getting frozen. I kept waiting for her to wake up so things could get started! I'll definitely be picking up the next book though:)

  5. I have this coming up on my TBR soon.

    I will watch out for that slow start!

  6. I started this one, but like you said, I found it to be a bit slow, and so I put it down for now. I plan on revisiting, but it didn't immediately grab my attention.

    Your review gives me hope.

  7. I really enjoyed this book. I did like the changing POV but I did get confused at times and frustrated by wanting to know more when they'd switch chapters.

  8. I just went to the Breathless Reads tour on Wednesday night and bought the book. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  9. I enjoyed this one too. I just wanted her to go even darker with the book. O.o

  10. Great review!
    I wanted to let you know I gave you the One Lovely Blog award!

  11. Great review! I LOVED this book! In glad you enjoyed it as well Savy! =D


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