September 7, 2011

Review: Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis

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.

"This book would be a great addition to any junior high or high school language arts curriculum (8th or 9th grade levels). It hits SO many themes. The book is multi-genre (young romance, murder mystery, sci-fi, etc...)

I think it will appeal to both genders. It's a quick read with lots of suspense.
Great job, Beth Revis!"


My Score: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Selena Combs(Franklin High School)


  1. The plot was really good and I know we tent to say that a lot but this one had really great formed characters and the plot was always moving. It felt like a TV show.


  2. I agree its a great mix of genres and will appeal to both genres! Thanks for the review!


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