Thursday, February 17, 2011
Across the Universe by Beth Revis - Review
I've had this sitting at the top of my TBR pile for a while now. But have been sidetracked. SO, I'm including Antonia's review, which has made me want to pick it up all the more!
Amy's parents choose to be cryogenically frozen, set on board the spaceship, Godspeed, and set to travel for 300 years to a new planet. Amy's Mom is a genetic engineer, her Dad is in the military; they decide Amy should go with them. Amy's not sure she wants to go, but she doesn't want to leave her parents, and so reluctantly agrees.
Then the unthinkable happens. Amy is awakened early. 50 years early in fact. It doesn't take her long to understand the implications. By the time the ship arrives on the new planet, she will be an old woman. By the time her parents wake up, she will have lived a full lifetime. She only went on this trip to be with them, but now she is completely alone. And all is not well on the Godspeed. Amy is seen as a threat to the stability of the ship, and the people act strangely. Together with the young man who mistakenly took her out of cryo, she must seek out the secrets that haunt this ship before they are all doomed.
This is great science fiction, a page turner cover to cover, and that's not the only thing that turns - this book comes complete with reversible dust jacket. I love it.