Sunday, December 26, 2010

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

genre: young adult

When Amy decides to be cryogenically frozen and sent into space with her parents on the huge spaceship Godspeed, she does not anticipate being woken up early...really early, when the Godspeed is still 50 years from landing on earth's new colony. The world that she awakens to is like a claustrophobic bad dream, with a tyrannical ruler named Eldest, people who just, way too many things that don't make sense and confining metal walls are the only thing between her and the terror of space.

Can Amy trust Elder, the boy who is next in line to rule? Who unplugged her and could that mysterious person do it to someone else? What else is Eldest hiding from Amy and everyone else?

This was an incredibly intriguing book. Such interesting and legitimate questions, so many mysteries that are unraveled, completely surprising me (which we all know I love) and some wonderful science fiction twists. The position these people are put in, completely alone in a theoretically self-sustaining environment, puts so many restraints on how things can play out if the people on board are going to actually make it to that colony on the other side of the universe. A really enjoyable read for me - 4.5 stars, the only reason it's not 5 is that I wanted a little more from the romantic storyline, although it felt very believable.

A great book for young adult sci-fi lovers.

book 37 for the 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

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