Monday, October 17, 2011

Across the Universe Review

398 pages
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.

Wow this was a really great book! The mystery aboard the Godspeed was an interesting one to say the least. I feel bad for Amy because she is woken up too soon ans as she comes to discover all is not right with the ship. I did enjoy seeing how she adapted to the new environment she woke up in. The society aboard the ship definitely changed a lot and it was interesting to see how. There is a bit of romance in this novel but its not the focus of the whole book which is great. There are a lot of lies and secrets on the ship but as the novel goes on and they start to unravel it captivates your mind. I really enjoyed this novel and I recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi dystopian novels.


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