Series: Across the Universe #1
Published by Razorbill on January 11th, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Mystery, Survival, Young Adult
Source: bought online
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
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.
A story about survival, mystery and humanity.
Amy volunteers to become cryogenically frozen with her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. They are set on the course to Centauri-Earth for 300 years in the future. But Amy awakes on purpose. Someone leaving her to die and she doesn’t know why.
I quite enjoyed how Amy is so fiery and assertive. That she is stubborn and strong willed to cause such discord with the people of the ship. It’s funny how the Feeders (farmers) are devoid of any emotion making them seem almost inhumane.
My favorite part of this novel has to be the science behind it. I love the concept of an ark being built where people are trying to get to another planet to repopulate it. It reminds me of Wall-E and that is my favorite Pixar movie to date.
Beth writes with enough humor and intrigue to suck you into her world and she does an ancient job. I couldn’t stop reading until I finished. It’s that good. Only a handful of writers have been able to capture my attention since I have such a shirt attention span and Beth is I’ve of them.
Pick it up you won’t be disappointed. If you’re not a sci-fi reader you will definitely be a fan after reading Across the Universe.