Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Book Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Title: Across The Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe #1
Author Links: Website
Publisher: RazorBill
Publication Date: January 11th 2011
Summary from Goodreads;
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-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.
4 stars, really enjoyed it.
On the website, there's a structure of the spaceship and you can click on a specific area and it shows you what it'd look like in the story.
Across the Universe was such a unique read, considering I don't really tend to read sci-fi much. This book though, managed to remind me of all the possibilities that could happen at a single moment or based on a single event. There were so many things I could point out in this book and be like "Why hadn't I thought of that occurring?" This novel kept a constant pace and I never felt the need to put it down and pick up another book. It was also definitely thought-provoking and opened up new possibilities at every turn of a page. The world was beautifully built and I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would when I first picked it up. There were many twists and turns throughout the books which kept me captivated at all times. I  also quite enjoyed the fact that Revis switched between Amy and Elder's point of view throughout the book, reminded me a bit of Legend by Marie Lu. I can't wait to get my hands on A Million Suns to find out how Elder and Amy handle the situation they're put in at the end of this novel!

Across The Universe tells a story about survival in an intense and captivating form that will have readers picking up the sequel, A Million Suns to find out the truth and what happens next.

Book Trailer: I got to say, I really like the narration on this book trailer. I don't see a lot of these styles of trailers but I really enjoyed it.
 “Maybe the secret of the stars has nothing to do with being alone.” 
― Beth Revis, Across the Universe


  1. Awesome review! We have to read this book, now1 We saw your TBR list, by the way. Everneath is amazing. Speak was somewhere amazing, and O.K.

    Check out the award we nominated you for?