Sunday, September 4, 2011

Across the Universe

Lets start out with some of my old reviews.

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.

My review, which does have some very small spoilers included:

I started this book think this would be a romance in space, something okay but not amazing. But I ended up really liking it.

This is the story of a girl named Amy who joined her parents to be frozen and sent to a new plant as our earth isn't doing so well. It's suppose to take 300 years to reach this new plant and her parents are experts need to settle it. While they are frozen in time, Elder who is one day to take over the ship learns some secrets of the ship and not all of them good.... But when Amy is woken and almost dies from it and other frozens die or almost die, Elder and Amy most find out the truth.

This is more of a Utopian world then anything else. Here are some similarities I found with some other books.

The Giver- The passing down of secrets between two males, in Giver the Giver and Receiver and in Across the Universe Eldest and Elder. Also the drug control.

Brave New World- The class structure, control of class before birth, and once again drug control.

But it is it's own book and is special, come on it's in space! I did have some trouble getting into it but after that I loved it, even if I figured out a few things ahead of time. It's sequel A Million Suns is due out January 10th, 2012 and I'm defiantly going to read it. 

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