Review: Across the Universe (Across the Universe Book 1) by Beth Revis

(Book 1)
by Beth Revis

Paperback Paperback, 398 pages
Published January 2011


Details 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.


A Story of Love, Murder, and Madness Aboard an Enormous Spaceship Bound for the Future.

I was both intriguing and terrified by this concept. And I love it.
When you have a tagline says that the ship is “fueled by lies” they’re not lying.
As the story unfolded and history and secrets were revealed, I found myself entranced by life upon the Godspeed. And to say the ship’s reality was, in fact, pretty horrible oh alot horrible than I thought it was. Their race and the way how they live is so freeking disturbing. I cant imagine my self issolated in there and the 'season' they have, so much secret, lies, mystery. Its really overwhelm me. It is a brutal, unfathomable thing to imagine, but Revis writes it so fantastically natural that once I was put into the right mindset, nothing was too shocking or disturbing anymore. And let me tell you, there are a lot of wonderfully disturbing things happening in this book.

Why I love this book:
-yeah! the unforgettable opening scene (chaper 1 is actually an awesome chapter - It’s a very intense and emotional start with Amy and her parents getting frozen in preparation for the coming mission)
-a soft sci fi (where the book didnt explore the inner science thing -the cyrogenics and all. Im not that kind of a reader where you want to know how science works in a book. Just give me a brief explanation with things and im happy with that!)
-The story is told, alternately, from both Amy and Elder’s perspective.
-The scientific and sociological implications of Revis' universe, then matched this vivid world with several intriguing mysteries, stylistically sound prose, and a largely compelling cast.

A really damn good sci fi. cant wait to explore more what will happened to the godspeed and the delusional mission of them, landing in different planet.

*the blueprint of Godspeed. pretty cool huh?

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