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Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #1)



Seventeen year old girl Amy is cyrogenically frozen along with her parents to be part of a voyage to a new planet. The ship will arrive three hundred years later and Amy, along with the other frozen passengers, will be reanimated to terraform the new planet.

She finds herself violently woken up 49 years earlier than planned which almost caused her death and discovers that there's someone on the ship that wants to kill those who were frozen - Amy thinks her parents might be next.

And now she must solve the mystery to save her parents.

Elder is the next leader of Godspeed. After given an assignment by the ship's leader, Eldest, he stumbles through a secret area of the ship. He finds a girl, frozen in ice.

He seeks to find out the truth about the girl and other secrets that is hidden from him.



I tried to like this book. At first, I thought it was promising. We meet Amy, who's making the biggest decision of her life - to be frozen and go with her parents and leave the life she knew on Earth or stay on Earth, without her parents. She decided to go with her parents.

And so we find out her thoughts, her nightmares, her fears while being frozen. And I really felt sorry for her. But then after she gets woken up - she tended to be annoying. The "daddy" thing didn't help either. After reading one third of the book, she finally meets Elder.

Elder. I found his name funny and was intrigued. He's a boy who needs to grow up early in order to be the ship's next leader. But then he was also whiny and indecisive. Maybe he'll grow a backbone in the next book. I hope.

And even though I have a love-hate relationship with the main characters, I really liked Harvey. I think the only character I liked was Harvey.

The story was marketed to be a love story, but there's not much of it in the book. Sure, Elder was attracted to Amy from the start and Amy "liked" Elder. But it didn't focus much on their romance. The story was also told from Amy and Elder's POV, switching after every chapter, which I liked because I liked knowing the story from both perspectives.

Overall, it was a "meh" book to me. There were parts that I liked and parts that I didn't even bother trying to like (e.g. the season, which was really disturbing). Readers of sci-fi could give it a try, maybe it's just a matter of taste and this book and I just didn't click. However, I might try reading the sequels of this book and see if we could be friends.

Title: Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1)
Author: Beth Revis
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Mystery
Published: 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Rating: ♨♨♨

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  1. This reminds me of a new book I reviewed before, intending it as a love story but didn't quite reach perhaps because it was the first one in a series. I wouldn't tell what it is though. ;)

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