Across the Universe (Across The Universe #1)
by Beth Revis
by Beth Revis
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (January 11, 2011)
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 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.
Across The Universe kept me intrigued during the entire book. I liked the main characters (although I wanted to smack Amy a couple of times :D) but I feel they could have been developed a bit more so it took me a little while to get there. I like that the story alternated between Amy and Elder. It keeps you on your toes
I'm claustrophobic so I felt like I couldn't breath while reading due to the story being set on a spaceship. lol I guess if I look on the bright side of it, the story felt more real to me because of it! It was fun to check out the blueprint of the ship from time to time to get a better feel for the location of each scene.
In Across the Universe, Godspeed is a vast spaceship, the size of a small county. The lives of its passengers are severely regulated. And people are divided into three categories--Feeders, Shippers, and Keepers--represented by the three levels of the ship.
I would recommend this book, I loved it with it's unpredictability and the unexpected twist.