Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Posted January 23, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Across The Universe

by Beth Revis
Published on March 3rd 2011
by Razorbill
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

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...

4 Stars

You know, I’m usually not a big science fiction fan, but I quite liked this one. It was pretty cool and a fairly quick read. Once I was reading, I flew through the pages and before I knew it, I was half way through it. The blurb doesn’t give much away though so I didn’t know what to expect at first, but in the end, I’m glad I gave this a try.

Amy and her parents were frozen and they were supposed to be awakened 300 years later when they would arrive to a new planet. But fifty years before Amy’s supposed to be awakened with her parents, someone wakes her up. Nothing makes sense on this ship with weird people that don’t seem to feel anything. But there is someone that she can talk to. Elder, the future leader of the ship. And when other people are unplugged from their cryo cells and die, they’re working together to find the truth behind it all. Nothing is what it seems on this ship and who can Amy really trust with a killer lurking around the corner?

The writing was good, I got through the chapters really quick and it kept me hooked all the time. I just needed to know what happened next after every chapter. There are two narrations, Amy and Elder and I liked both of them. It gave me an extra perspective for the mystery and weird stuff that’s happening on the ship. Is there romance? Yeah, but it wasn’t really that big. There is much more going on and that’s what the book focuses on and I liked that. The romance was secondary.

I liked Amy, she’s feisty and doesn’t let anyone control her. And Elder too. He doesn’t want to be like everyone else and he questions the things that are happening on the ship. The other characters were good too. Harley is just a great character! There were a few I didn’t trust right off the bat. Eldest, the current leader of the ship and Orion. I just didn’t trust them. At all. I was afraid there were going to be too many characters because of how many people are on the ship, but the author only focuses on the ones that are important to the story.

There’s not really a big cliffhanger, but the end does leave me curious for the next book, which I’ll hopefully read soon. I didn’t love this book, but I really liked it and I definitely recommend it to fans of science fiction with a bit of romance.


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