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Across the Universe

Revis, Beth (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Across the Universe
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Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
Authors: Revis, Beth
Title: Across the universe
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2011.
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
ISBN: 9781595143976
1595143971
Statement of Responsibility: Beth Revis
Subject Headings: Interplanetary voyages Juvenile fiction. Cryonics Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Interplanetary voyages
Cryonics
LCCN: 2010051834
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List - Hunger Games by: EPLReadersServices Sep 09, 2011

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • SummerQueenAnna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book Amy And Elder man it really was interesting very interesting i loved it SO much that i thought there was only one book but when i was taking out Vanish by Sophie Jordan i saw a book cover that looked like across the universe and almost jumped for joy when it was the second book!!!!!!!! (well hey im not gunna jump in public like a geek)

Jun 20, 2014
  • alexiscy00 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book that has a sci-fi kind of feel to it... Beginning is a little bit slow but after it picks up into a pretty cool story.

Apr 22, 2014
  • jessicalynn83 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This was so bad I couldn't actually finish it. I only made it to 26% on my Kindle.

Boring characters, horrible pacing, and extremely repetitive. Once I hit the mind control portion with Eldest and Elder, I was done.

Oct 08, 2013
  • CataGalaria rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

No character development and the writing is bad, but the plot is really compelling.

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The premise is so interesting; sci-fi, murder mystery, fish out of water story; but the execution fell short. Waaaaaay short. The story is told in alternating chapters from Elder and Amy's POV, including chapters where Amy is frozen the whole time. There are about 7 chapters of Amy, the human popsicle, having nightmares and flashbacks. Amy has an acute case of Mary Sue-itis. OMG - she's so different! Her hair! Her skin! She'll tear society apart just by standing around and pouting! The only thing the romantic leads have in common is that they are equally whiny and unlikable. The characters never come off the page, and the setting -- this huge, awesome, ship-planet where people have lived for centuries -- never becomes more than a cardboard backdrop for teen angst. What a disappointment.

Jul 12, 2013
  • LibraryCard_123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Whoa! I haven't read this type of dystopia before... no wonder it's a young adult book... it should be a adult book too...

Jun 23, 2013
  • sarahalston rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a good YA novel about a dystopian society in outer space. I liked it. First in a trilogy.

Mar 07, 2013
  • OneRepublicFan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great story line/concept. But half way through the book had to stop reading because it was really gross. Don't recommend this book unless you are comfortable with that sort of thing.

Feb 06, 2013
  • Thumpurr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book, a good quick page turner.

Its amazing. By far, one of the most epic books I have ever read. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS. It is worth the read.

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Oct 08, 2013
  • CataGalaria rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

CataGalaria thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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Jan 19, 2013
  • JennaSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 06, 2012
  • jcx16 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 29, 2012
  • 100101_2827637 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2012
  • kitten97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 08, 2012
  • black_panda_196 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 18, 2011
  • Black_Owl_19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Amy has been cryogenically frozen for centuries with her family as they make the long voyage to colonize a new planet. Elder is the young leader-in-training on the generation ship that has housed Amy, her family and the rest of the colonists for 250 years. The ship is more than a vessel - it's a whole society of people, kept peaceful and productive under the absolute rule of Eldest. But then someone wakes Amy up 50 years too early. Her presence alone is enough to destabilize the carefully balanced society Eldest cultivates, but there's more -- the same person who woke her is killing more of the cryogenically frozen colonists. Who is this unknown murderer and why would they jeopardize the ship's 300-year mission? Well, maybe you'll be able to find out, dear reader, because I could not finish this boring hunk of drivel.

Jun 24, 2011
  • juliabrillinger rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Amy was born on Earth, sometime in the not-so-distant-future. The world is on the verge of an economic collapse and a ship christened Godspeed has been sent across the universe to a planet names Centauri-Earth in the hopes that people will be able to colonize this planet. The voyage is supposed to take 300 years and so a group of scientists and military personnel are frozen before the voyage begins. These people will be awakened when the ship reaches its destination and will colonize it. Amy's parents were chosen to be frozen and sent on this journey. Amy goes with them as one of the few nonessential passengers stowed in the cargo bay for 300 years.

But she is woken up abruptly, 50 years before she is supposed to. The ship is now ruled by Eldest, a cruel but efficient dictator who controls those aboard the ship by lying to and sedating them. She becomes friends with Eldest's teenage son and heir, Elder, and the two try to figure out who woke her up, and why. ---See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/03/across-universe.html

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Jul 29, 2012
  • 100101_2827637 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Graphic scene where a character is almost raped (gets away just, literally, seconds before) and due to hormones in water people mate in the streets like animals. Not for children.

Jul 29, 2012
  • 100101_2827637 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Peril throughout the book, elderly are euthanized like animals, and population treated like simpletons, even though they are. In addition, the book's plot revolves around a string of murders and a character is almost raped.

Jul 29, 2012
  • 100101_2827637 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Common swear words, including a very creative 'future version' of the f-word created by the author.

Apr 02, 2012
  • Futuregohangurl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Other: a little graphic

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