Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Book Reviewed: Across the Universe (ARC)
Author of the Book: Beth Revis
Published: January 11st 2011 by Razorbill
Recommended Ages: 12 and up
Type: Young Adult Fiction
Page Count: 398 Pages
Date Finished: March 31, 2011
Reviewer: Roshini
Acquired: Received from Elise to review

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozencargo 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. (Via Goodreads)



Review:
Get ready for a ride through a universe of lies and secrets. Across the Universe is a book that is hard to ignore. Even without its outstanding cover, people can surely notice its intriguing story line.
Amy's life is like a normal teenager's life until the day she has to get cryogenically frozen to go with her parents to a new planet. The book is something different in this overwhelming ocean of paranormal young adult era. Even readers who don't have the feel for a sci-fi novel will find this book to be incredible. Amazing plot, captivating settings, and scenes that are beautifully illustrated into our imaginations are all greatly written into it by Beth Revis.
Amy's character is one that shows her deep love for everything she cares about. Elder surpasses all of the characters in the book to be my favorite character. He has a bit of rebellious streak now and then against Eldest. The love between them takes place on Godspeed the ship that is supposed to take them to the new Earth.
In total, I absolutely loved this book! It cover is enchantingly charming with Amy, Elder, and space in the background. The deep space colors show the beauty of the universe and show its wonders. The cover takes on the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words or in this case, trillions of stars.

Rating:

5-You can't put this one down; even after the 100th read!

-Divya(Roshini)

P.S. Anybody out there who saw the cricket world cup? It was epic! Dhoni's last shot blew the crowd away!

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