Monday, February 4, 2013

Review: As They Slip Away by Beth Revis

As They Slip Away (Across the Universe, #0.5)
As They Slip Away by Beth Revis
Ebook, 48 pages
Published January 11th 2013
Taking place on the spaceship Godspeed before Amy Martin wakes up and Elder takes leadership, this novella describes life at the Hospital during Eldest's reign. Focusing primarily on background characters, readers will see fan-favorite characters Harley, Orion, Victria, and more.

Selene is a singer on a spaceship that only values people who can provide important skills that enhance survival. As her friends--fellow "loons" in the Hospital--start to join apprenticeships to turn their skills into valuable labor, Selene is sent with a handful of other students to learn about the importance of art from the Recorder, Orion. The assignment pairs her with a young sculptor, Luthor, and their dangerous romance proves just how terrifying living trapped on a spaceship under the rule of a heartless dictator could be.

This tragic tale explores the background of a previously unknown character, linking the history of the ship and its residents to Amy and Elder, giving depth to the world of Godspeed.
My Thoughts/Review:
I am so glad that Beth Revis told this short story. It added to the Across the Universe series immensely. I enjoyed it thoroughly. This story tells the story of Selene, one of the background characters on the ship Godspeed. You can read it if you haven't read A Million Suns, there are no spoilers in it at all. You really get a sense of who Selene is and what her story is. If you read Across the Universe and A Million Suns, you know what happens to Selene, and this story connects the dots even more. I loved how Revis showed how art came alive on the ship for the characters at the hospital and how it eventually lead to the ending of Selene's story. I also really liked how you really got to know the other supporting character in the hospital and you get to understand why they are there and what there interests are. You also get to learn why Luthor is the way that he is.  If you love the Across the Universe series, you definitely need to read this story. It makes the whole series more complete. Its free so there is no excuse not to read it. So go read it. =]
Overall, I give this book:
"Amazing story that delves into the background of Across the Universe" =]
5 out of 5 Stars
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