Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

AMY has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away.

Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone.

Yet someone is waiting for her.
He wants to protect her -
and more if she'll let him

But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies?
A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide..

Source: Reviewer borrowed book from the library

My Review

WOAH, WOW, and HOLY SH**!!! This was my second try with an audio book. I'm like a 3 year old when it comes to attention span. I am seriously blown away with this story. This is a sci-fi/dystopian novel about a girl named Amy. She and her parents are being frozen for a journey to a new planet. She's leaving behind every thing she knew to go. The chapters rotate between her point of view and Elder, an inhabitant of the ship taking them to the new planet. She has been consciously dreaming while being frozen and thinking of what is to come. Elder, the future leader of the ship, is unaware of the cryogenic-ally frozen people that are on an unknown part of the ship. Moving forward...Amy is unexpectedly awakened. Things aren't what they seem on Godspeed and Amy and Elder will not stop until they find the truth.

Just when you think you have the story figured out, there is a new twist thrown into the mix. I will admit that I had my suspicions from the get go. I was right but the way the story went made me have my doubts. Oh man, the revelations will have your head spinning. This book is full of intrigue, mystery and even a wild goose chase! Sci-fi is not usually my cup of tea but I think I'm having a change of heart. The last few sci-fi's  I have read were fantastic. I am definitely interested in reading the rest of this series. I can't believe it took me so long to read it. I feel like slapping myself silly. If you haven't read it, you definitely should check it out.