22 May 2011

Book Review - Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe
Number of Pages :  416

Publisher:   Razorbill

My Review:  10 out of 10

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. 

Once again, I have picked a book that took me straight out of my reading comfort zone and I am glad I did.  I had heard a lot about this book before I decided to pick it up.  I was instantly hooked from the very first page and loved the way the characters interacted and the way the 'world' was developed.

I did not realise that this was going to be part of a series when I picked it up so I am very interested to know what happens next.....

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