May 5, 2011

across the universe

Book Summary Via Goodreads
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.

Book Title: Across the Universe (Across the Universe#1)
Author: Beth Revis
Genre: YA Science fiction, Dystopia
My Rating:★★★★☆

check out the book trailer guys!

you see this book's cover? you see how the boy is just inches apart from the girl like he is about to kiss her?? well let me tell you this! ha! don't let it fool you! this book is not about romance it's about LUST.MURDER.MYSTERY.LIES.RUNNING.FREEZING.AND A WHOLE LOT OF STARS. haha! :)

book review


Amy- erm... Amy? what to say about Amy? Amy is actually a very neutral character in this book, you neither lover her nor hate her, she is not actually the type of heroine the you will love or get annoyed, i mean she is very neutral! i guess she is what you call an "in between" . i can describe her as being very inquisitive,smart and she loves her parents so much. so yeah i don't feel any character attachment to Amy.

Elder- yes, that's his real name! :). when i first met elder there is one word to describe him a pervert! ha! he actually likes looking at Amy naked on the frozen glass chamber plus having some perverted thoughts, he is very attracted to Amy cause she is different, cause you see in the godspeed (the spaceship) they are all mono ethnic meaning that they all look alike, so seeing Amy being all different with sunset hair and fair skin he is really fascinated with her.well his fascination led to something... hmmm.. let's just say that his fascination with Amy made him do something impulsive. *wink*

so elder is actually the future leader of the ship,he is thought by his mentor Eldest. at first i thought his a pervert but he is actually nice if you read on, i like the fact that he is not a "power hungry" type of leader like eldest



this my friends is the Godspeed! the whole book evolve around this spaceship, but even though the author made the setting of the story only in this spaceship, the author described it in the way, that you will not think that the characters are only moving on a limited place. i find this spaceship really cool, actually everything is described here being all so futuristic.

the plot of the book is actually about Amy being frozen with her parents in Godspeed ,they are expected to be awakened when they landed a whole new type of earth, so basically they should be awakened 300 years after, but Amy on the other hand was awakened 50 years earlier. and not only that but a lot of people is being murdered on their glass chamber, and its up to Amy and Elder to uncover who is the real murderer and uncover the lies on the ship.

the book is actually a page turner cause i am really anxious to know who is the murderer.

in a way the book is kinda weird cause of all the people in the spaceship being all impassive and being all zombie-like because of the drugs being spiked in their water. the "season" is another intriguing thing in this book, it actually means that it is the time of the month were people in the ship are about to mate like animals, they can all do it publicly like what animals does. >:) haha.


overall this book is actually nice, if you like mysteries and murder with a little hint of sci-fi on the side you get to actually like the book... my only criticism is that i don't feel any character attachment and the ending is kinda confusing, you really don't know who to trust in the end. :)

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