Now, you have the chance to revel in Beth’s own brilliance when her debut YA novel, Across the Universe by Beth Revis hits shelves!Beth describes the story as science for teens who don’t like science fiction.
Now *that’s* a genre I can get behind!
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.”
And really, that’s kind of how the whole book was for me. I *felt* like I was there: in Amy’s dreams as she slept, frozen aboard the ship; with Elder as he sees the stars for the first time; with Amy as she goes through that horrific attack.
I felt the claustrophobia of realizing you are stuck aboard a big, round ship. And there’s no way off.
I could really see all the aspects of human nature in this story. I think that Beth did a good job of adding all the bits.
The mystery aspect of the story was great — I figured out who the murder was pretty early in the story, but there were twists at the end that I did not expect.
This story has great characters, vivid descriptions and action-filled pages.
It’s a wonderful debut and you should definitely add it to your shelves!