Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: Paperback
Pages: 398
Published: 3rd March 2011 (UK)
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Source: Bought
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Mystery
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Amy has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away

Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone.

Yet someone is waiting for her. He wants to protect her; and more if she'll let him.

But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies? A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide

Across the Universe is the first a YA SciFi trilogy and it's nothing like I have ever read before. It's told between alternate POVs. Amy and Elder. Amy is frozen, set to be awake in 300 years but one night she is woken and is determind to find out who did it and stop them from awaking more of the frozen. Elder, the next leader of the Godspeeds helps Amy unravel the truth, all the while hiding a secret of his own.

At first I didn't really like the book. I found it to be a very slow starter but I was intrigued enough to keep on reading and I am so glad I did because this did a complete 180 and I ended up hooked and falling in love with story, setting and characters.

Amy and Elder are two very unique characters. Amy who is thrown in to this new world on the ship is scared but brave at the same time. She will stop at nothing to find out who is trying to kill the frozen. Elder is head strong and knews his in own mind. And that makes him different among the majority of the people on Godspeed. The connect between the two is a very nice and fitting one. It's not lovey dovey and it take a back seat to the story. There also a few other interesting characters, such has Eldest and Harley. Eldest is the leader of the ship and omg I hated him with a passion. He is cruel and ruthless. Harley, oh he is sweetheart. Loyal to both Amy and Elder.

Across the Universe is very unique and a first for me. I have never read a book set on a spaceship before and after the rocky start I didn't expect to enjoy it as much I did. I was really intrigued by Godspeed and the history behind. Beth is just such a fantastic writer that with her words you can really feel that you there on Godspeed with the characters. I felt the emotions from the characters jumping from the pages. I could see everything as clear as if I was watching a movie. Beth just has a way with words.

The biggest thing that really got me hooked was the mystery part. Following the characters as they unravel secrets from past and present and trying to find the killer on the ship.And let me tell you I was NOT expecting it! And the ending OMG wasn't prepared for that! I am really excited for A Million Suns and I highly recommend Across the Universe who likes there stories a little bit different.

Rate: 4/5

Currently have a UK Giveaway for Book 2, A Million Suns up for grabs, SEE HERE


  1. LOVE the new lay out ladies!! You know I'm a huge fan of butterflies and flowers ;)

    Anyway, awesome review Siobhan. I have to say I had mixed feelings about this book when I read it. I totally agree with you, the start was really slow. Elder's part really bored me and it wasn't until Amy was released it moved faster. Either way I'm looking forward to A Million Suns and I can't wait to see what you think ~ Donna xoxo

    1. Thanks. Im torn between. Different rating icons. So Im asking destiny. Found really cute butterflies. lol.

      Im going to start A Million suns later today. Really excited for it. :)

  2. Thansk for the review. I havn't read this book, but i really do want to! >_<


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