Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Reviews- Across The Universe

Note: I'm actually going to post two reviews on Sundays and Thursdays to accommodate for the large number of books I'm reading. If I don't, I fear I won't review a book I read, say yesterday, till January. 


(From Goodreads) 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.



I've heard a lot about this book and I've been wanting to read it. It's exactly the kind of book I like to read. Anyways, when I found this at my library I knew I HAD to read it. So I did. 

And it is amazing! I loved the characters, they were all so good! Well actually I hated Eldest and Orion gave me the creeps. But Eldest was cute and I loved how he doesn't truly accept everything that Eldest tells him. For Amy, I thought Beth Revis did very well describing her emotions and making her seem real. Harley was cool, cute, and amusing and I was sad about what happened to him.  


I especially thought that the tense and the point of view did very well for the book, as did both povs. I love the idea of this story and I do think that it is very original. I haven't read many books that involves spaceships, not that many books do, so when I found out that it's set on a spaceship, I knew it would be interesting. 


The plot was interesting and I loved the mystery and the sense that time's running out. Plus the revelations about when the ship is suppose to actually get to the new planet! Oh poor people-stuck-on-the-ship! 

The only thing that really bugged me was how similar Elder and Eldest's names were. I get the idea of it, but it was confusing at times. The other thing that bugged me was the revaltion made by Eldest right at the end. For some reason it wasn't all that surprising and it's been done before. 



Oh, another thing that bugged me was how the mating season they have. It seemed really wrong and gross but then I understood why after it was explained. 

Anyways, the book was very, very good and I'll certainly read A Million Suns for sure. Oh! And the covers for both books are BEAUTIFUL.



On Goodreads: Across the Universe
Website: Beth Revis


So, have you read many novels that involve starships?

Sincerely,
Sareh

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