Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: Across the Universe; mystery in space

Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1)
by  Beth Revis
Published by Razorbill
Date Published  January 11th 2011 [paprback   November 29th 2011 ]
Rating: 4.5/5 

Synopsis:  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 thoughts

Cover: The cover is ok. Precisely how I imagined Amy. However the Hardcover is my favorite.

Book: A bookish friend gifted and ordered AtU[Across the Universe] for me at the bookdepository.Thanks Shelaugh

amy was on earth

Now she's frozen.Cryrogenically Frozen

She should be asleep but she's not.Mostly wake in cold frozen lifeless body. She wants to scream but can't. And almost 300 years onboard Godspeed. But out of nowhere she's thawing,alive again and unfrozen. What?? why?? how??

There are some spoilers in this review but hidden like so Example given 

Atu was exiting, romantic, perilous, a mystery. I quite Loved it.Liked how Amy and Elder's chapters were so different.Heck there from two different world you could say.Literally.

The first 100 pages were ok. Just ok. BUT after the 100 page mark.It got better, splendor more spirited

I did not despise her but not really liked her at first.But along the way I started to feel for her , to care for and got a thing for Red heads<*wink*wink*^-^[what i love gingers]

I was so happy to 'meet' Elder. I know we could be best budds[me crazy right.I just have that'Was up buddie' feeling] He was not just a romantic interest but a well rounded character. He loves to learn.Has the right "stuff" to be a great leader. I know your scared at times. But you can do it Elder. You can do it Bro. Cause I 'believe' in you. Ya hear.

I loved the romance[I'm a male hopeless romantic]Loved the trust between Amy and Elder that came into existence. Him telling her that her that he did it, unfreezing her.Keeping a secret is never good. I hope Amy can forgive him

Other characters

Harley was artistic artist. A bit loony when he was in the 'zone. Lol

I imagined him using paint brushes to paint. Seeing in front of me him finishing the Koi painting; vibrant red in cool blue cooling water . And great best friend material. A true friend. I bro <3 harley.Sad he died. Knew you died, knew   not how you were going to die.Did not see that coming. Feeling emotionally right now typing this.But glad the wonderful Mrs Revis thought you up.He I feel a bit better i'll get to know more about your girlfriend who sad died as well in book two and maybe more about you

The villain was villainous. The person who I though was doing the killing was not the killer.DUDE DUDE,OMG REALLY

Other noteworthy characters
The feeders
People in the ward

So SO glad i got the chance to read it AtU. And ecstatic to read AMS[A Million Suns]Hope i win money soon so that i can order it pls pls LUCK[ American and Uk piblished book are not sold or limited in bookstores here. Mostly dutch and YA section is not existent]

This is an 100% honest review


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  1. I have heard wonderful things about this book. Basically things that support what you said. Great review!

  2. I love the book trailer for this. I'm happy you enjoyed it Roro! :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  3. This book looks very interested, really good review! I want to read this book (:

  4. Ohh, I'm so glad you liked it! I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on this one. It sounds SO good. o:

  5. I still haven't read this one yet! And now the second one is out and the pressure is building, hah. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Yay!! So happy to hear you loved this. So amazing. And it really made me want to read more sci-fi books, but I don't read nearly enough.

    And I so know what you mean about Harley *sob*

  7. I have this on my tbr pile. Will need to bump it up x

  8. I've heard this is a great book. I haven't read it yet, but plan to eventually.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  9. Sadly my copy of AtU is still in the TBR shelf... I sooo need to get to it soon...

  10. Have this on my TBR pile right now, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope I feel the same way once I get to it...this century hopefully, LOL.

    Megan at Book Brats!

  11. I haven't read this book!!! I really want to though. I've got book 1 and 2 ready on my shelf to read! Awesome review, Roro! Glad you enjoyed the book! :D

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  12. For some reason I still haven't read this one. I've heard lots of good things about it though, and after reading your review I'm really thinking I need to grab myself a copy sometime. Anyway, thanks for the review!



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