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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis



Author: Beth Revis
Release Date: January 11, 2011

Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: 416

Available At?: Amazon, B&N and Author's Site.


Love and time, family and secrets!

Heres' A Description:


'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 awake 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 a 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.'


This review is going to be short and sweet, because when I review new books, I want everything, including the characters and even the subplots to be a surprise, so, that being said: The writing in this book was good, better then good, it was really great. Though I didn't feel that the voices of the character were very distinct, each character did have their own thoughts and personalities and that's always a bonus.


Amy was a great protagonist, not perfect, but she was really good and I didn't find her annoying at all. Her actions were very real given her circumstances and I was thrilled that her relationship with Elder, was not dumb, meaning since she was awaken from her Cyrosleep early and she now has to discover why, Elder is not her only thought or the reason for her existence and that is always good. She liked Elder, but she was more concerned with fulfilling the plot of the story.


Beth Revis is a new author and she should be beyond and above proud of herself for creating this fantastic novel. I'm not a fan of Sci-fi but this book is great and might just convert me.


For anyone who likes romance, mystery, sci-fi and action, this is your book!

Story: 4/5
Pace: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 4/5


And The Final Score Is A 4!
The Backside of the Cover Flat

Visit the Author, Beth Revis at http://www.bethrevis.com/ and http://bethrevis.blogspot.com/ !

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