Pages: 398 (ARC paperback) Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Formats: eBook, Audio, Paperback, and Hardcover
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Mystery Goodreads: Across the Universe
Taglines: "What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies?" & "Across the Universe is Titanic meets Brave New World."
Premise: Godspeed (the ship of the future) is full of lies. In an effort to preserve human sanity, one man has become the keeper of the truth and therefore history. But one girl, released early from her icy slumber, is about to inadvertently change the course of the future by unleashing truth and discord.
2¢ Worth: Across the Universe is an exciting, enticing, and exhilarating ride. One full of mystery, tantalizing factors, and historical rewrites that will keep you guessing. I dare you to read this and not hang on until the very end! How else will you find out why the people aboard Godspeed believe Hitler was a good leader and love and emotion are a thing of the past?
Whodunit: Just when I thought I had the mystery figured out, the end threw me for a loop.
Writing: Beth Revis has a knack for details. From the very beginning she made me feel as though I too was waking from cryogenic sleep.
Wrapping: Despite the beauty of the cover, it alludes to more romance than the book truly holds. Is that a bad thing? Not in my book. I found it refreshing that they struggle with their attraction and don't immediately fall head over heels. I do LOVE the ship map on the inside cover and found my self referring to it several times.
Whippersnappers: While the main characters don't engage in anything scandalous, you will find many mentions to sex and nudity. There is also a slightly disturbing near rape scene.
Wholly: Across the Universe is a 5 star intergalactic dystopian mystery. Have you read it? Are you feeling Elder?
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