Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review #21: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

  • Pub. Date: January 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Format: Hardcover , 416pp

  • Synopsis:
    Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to awaken on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.
    Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.
    Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

    My Thoughts/Review:
    I have seen this book around the blogosphere but I never really knew what it was about. I was in my Borders one day and I saw it there. So I decided to read the synopsis. It sounded really good so I bought it. I discovered that the back of the book jacket had a blue print of the ship on it and it made me want it even more. I wasn't going to read it right away but it looked really good so I decided to read the first chapter to see if I wanted to read more of it. The first chapter hooked me into this awesome book so much. Beth Revis is such an awesome writer. If this book looks interesting to you then I suggest reading the first chapter and I guarantee you will most likely want to read more. I can't express how much I loved this book. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It intrigued me so much. I didn't know that I would really like a book that takes place in space aboard a spaceship but I guess I really like that genre. This book has so much in it that I just loved. It has lies, murder, inventions, space and a love story. It even has some twists and turns and  shocking moments in it that I wasn't expecting at all. This book, even though it takes place in the future, reflects how humans can act and how the passage of time doesn't really make a difference. I loved Amy and Elder as characters. They both had there own personalities that made the book even better. You really got to know them as they tried to figure out what was happening on the ship. I even loved the background characters. They really stuck out to me as great characters even though they were in the background. I am so glad that I read this book right away after I bought it. Overall I give this book a 5 out of 5.  It was so fantastic. It is definitly one of my favorite books of 2011 so far. I think everyone should read it and just about everyone will like it.  I just loved this book so much, I can not wait for the sequel A Million Suns to come out in January 2012. I can't say anything more positive about this book. I really hope you all go check it out because I loved it so much.

    Links to check it out/Buy it:
    Beth Revis Site (There is an Easter Egg on her site where it goes into extra stuff about this book and I am so glad I found it. =])

    Till next time,

    Happy Reading.

    Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer


    1. Great review Michael! :D I have this book, just need to find time to read it! haha. Also! I've put your blog banner in my sidebar, hope that's okay!

      RJ @ RJ Does Books

    2. I am so glad to hear this book was great! I just ordered it last week and can't wait to read it! :D

      I am a new follower. I must say, I LOOOOVE the black cat in your picture! What a cutie! I have a black cat too. His name is Stanley and I am crazy about him.

    3. YAY Michael! I knew you were very excited when you got it, so I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) Great review :)