Friday, October 4, 2013

Across The Universe ( Across the Universe # 1)

Book: Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1)

Author: Beth Revis

Published: January 11, 2011

Pages: 398

Rating by Katie: 4 out of 5 Stars

Amy has to make a decision. She could be frozen alive and sent into space for three hundred years and start a new life with her mother and father, or she can stay on Earth, live her life and die while her parents are still sailing across the universe. She initially decides to  stay on Earth, until the last moment she decides to take the plunge and stay with her parents. However, what was suppose to be a smooth ride turns out to be anything but.
Amy wakes up unexpectedly, looking into the eyes of the most gorgeous boy she has ever seen. His dark skin and beautiful eyes almost instantly captivate her. However, when she realizes that she has woken up 50 years too early she starts to panic. Her parents are still frozen and she will be an old women before they even wake up. This beautiful boy, Elder, is the future leader of the ship. They begin a journey to figure out what is going on with the ship as well as all of its secrets. They fall in love and have to make decisions that could break them a part.

I love love love this story. I had a great time reading it. She wakes up and has to deal with being a lone,  being different and racism because her skin was light and she was a "frozen". I love the obstacles she has to overcome and how Elder is there with her to help her. I loved the romance in this book. It was light and very age appropriate. I couldn't put this book down. The mystery was a lot of fun and I was finding myself trying to figure it out throughout the book. Always wondering if it was this character or that one. This is a great book! I recommend this to young readers as well as young adults.

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