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Review: Across the Universe

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Across the Universe is a book I've wanted to read since I started blogging. When I started blogging, this book was everywhere. I must have entered 50 giveaways trying to get this one book. Then I got busy and I never got around to buying it. Enter my eLibrary. Yes!
Review: Across the Universe
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
Pages: 416 (ebook)
Source: eLibrary
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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.

My Rating: Review: Across the Universe
My Review: Since there has to be 5 million reviews out there about this particular book, don't let me bore you.  There's a spaceship going to an unknown planet 200 years away.  The really smart people who are needed to start things off on this planet can't for 200 years so they are frozen.  Except someone is trying to wake them too soon.  Amy is one of those forced awake way too soon.  But people don't just awaken, some die.  Oh and there is a society inhabiting the ship to, you know, keep things going and populate the new planet.
The premise of this book is so fantastic.  There's a million places it could have gone and my mind was reeling with the possibilities.  In the end, it went a route I wasn't expecting.  Though I imagined more creative directions for this one, I enjoyed the read.  I loved the suspense of it all.  Not only did I want to know the identity of the murderer, I wanted to know the reason for the alternate reality, and I also wanted to know about this mysterious plague.  It was all so exciting.  I didn't fall in love with the characters though my heart went out to Amy for her predicament.  I thought Elder was a little one dimensional.
I'm not sure how the rest of the series will turn out but I walked away feeling so impressed with Ms. Revis.  Sometimes I feel like trilogies are the in thing and we get them rather we need a continuation or not.  Here there is enough going on that it doesn't feel stretched out.  The questions introduced were answered fully.  But there is still a story to tell.  I'm looking forward to the rest of this series and the character growth that is sure to come.
P.S.  This isn't dystopian.  I mean it kind of is...technically.  But it isn't.  It doesn't have the dystopian vibe.  But I'm counting it anyway.
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