Across the Universe
Release Date: January 11, 2011
Across the Universe Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/ Dystopian
Review Copy Source: ARC Win from Frenzy of Noise
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.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is wonderfully written. The world on Godspeed is unique and engaging. The plot was easy to follow along with and kept me interested from page one. Although the ARC I received had almost 400 pages I found it to be a pretty fast read. Beth did a good job with switching from POV to POV. The characters were great and I had no problem connecting to them and cheering or yelling at them as needed but the plot is the big selling point for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. This is a great Science Fiction novel that you should pick up if you get the chance. I'm excited to see what comes next for Amy and Elder.
I gave it 4/5 Stars