Monday, January 2, 2012

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: January 11, 2011

It has been a while since I read a novel set in space and I have to admit usually I am a little skeptical about the setting. Try as I might I’m just not a big sci-fi fan. Across the Universe was a definite exception to that rule! All of the hype and great reviews about this one are completely true.

I really thought the idea, while no completely original, was done in a new and original way. I loved that Amy was cryogenically frozen and then unfrozen years before the ship, Godspeed, is meant to land on the new planet Centari-Earth. Revis does an amazing job of describing Amy’s pain and loss of everything she has ever known when she is awoken early. I really felt like I was with Amy through her adjusting to the ship and all of her high and low points. I usually don’t get claustrophobic but I started to feel suffocated by the little space in my room when Amy was describing how small the ship is compared to the size of Earth.

I also really loved Elder. He is such a strong character with a dynamic personality that makes him easy to listen and relate to. I enjoyed learning about the ship right along with him.

There were some many twists and turns in Across the Universe that I was never bored and stayed up late at night trying to figure out all of the different mysteries! There was murder, manipulation, and a little bit of love! What more could a girl ask for?!

The only thing that I thought was lacking was a stronger love story between Amy and Elder. While it was clear there may be something between them it never really came to anything and I was kind of disappointed by this. But I have high hopes for the sequel A Million Suns!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This book sounds pretty good. I'll have to check it out. Great review. New follower.

  2. I can't believe I still haven't read this! :) I've seen nothing but awesome reviews for it. Glad to hear that it's living up to the hype. Awesome review!

  3. Sounds great!
    I would love it if you could check out my blog!

    Selina :)

  4. Awesome. I soo love you right now.
    Finaly , a book review when i find something about what interests me the most :d the love story:D

    Definetly new follower :D
    TheDaydreamer3 @ The Daydreamer's Boo Obsession

  5. I cannot wait to read this book! Everyone has been recommending this book to me and your review makes me want to just drop everything and run to the bookstore, even though its 9 9:30 pm, which just ain't happening Lol
    But amazing review. I will be picking this book up ASAP!

  6. I finally got the book from the library. I'm really glad that it is living up to the hype. I can't wait to read it.

  7. I totally loved this book. I have a thing for stories set in space, and so when I heard about this one, I was immediately interested. Thanks for the review!

  8. I am just not a sci-fi person. I have tried, and failed, numerous times. But I still try. And I have hit pay dirt a few times, like Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. This series, however, I have not tried. Sounds like I need to, if a fellow non- scifier enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!

  9. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan but I really want to give this a book a try. Lots of people loves, even non sci-fi readers. Loved the review.