February 13, 2011

a Beatles song.Not - review

Across the Universe is a Beatles song.
Across the Universe is a movie filmed in 2007 with Evan Rachel Wood.
Across the Universe is a new YA book.

debut author:  Beth Revis  (funny, after I wrote the above three sentences, I find out the author already put the same info on her blog.  Dare I say Great Minds?   No, I could never have her great mind, besides google is my mind-at-my-fingertips.)
published: 1-11-11
source:  Around the World Arc Tours

summary from Revis' website:
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake on a new planet, three hundred years in the future.
photo from author's blog
Just before Amy is frozen, she overhears the technicans say an extra year will be added to her cryogenic sleep.   We ache with her when she thinks to herself, "I want that year!" 

Alas, Amy awakens too early in the spaceship.   Murders and lies are also passengers.  Amy befriends Elder, a young boy who will eventually rule the ship.  Another main character (if you can call it a character) aren't the people, but the ship Godspeed itself.

This is a great read combining YA, mystery, science fiction, and my current fave: dystopia.   The reversible cover adds great details.   What does Godspeed look like?  The blue cover has a full map.  This blueprint is also on Amazon's site (scroll down to see it.)  Even better is the interactive site about Godspeed, such details!

The other cover is on the right.   Fabulous to have two covers appealing to either gender.    And not to judge a book by the covers, inside is just as super.  I want to re-read this one,  especially before the others coming later in the triology.

Great prizes for one winner at Dystopian February.   Droooool!

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