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 awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship —tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
This cover is SO beautiful. I want it as a poster in my room. I get so many feels just looking at the cover.
I really liked this book. I loved the space references and analogies to the stars. Just everything about this book is near perfection. One thing that I found lacking was love. I didn't feel love as much as I thought I would based on the summary. I felt that Elder had love but Amy did not. I could tell Elder was in awe by Amy because of her uniqueness and sharp mind. However, I did not feel like Amy felt the same with Elder. She was consumed in finding out who is the killer and saving her parents that I don't think she saw who Elder really was.
But understand how the Godspeed works, I realized that the definition of love in this book is much different then what it is today. The very fact Elder and Amy care for each other means a lot.
Even though with this, I would say, minor set back, I really liked this book. I didn't care much about the love aspect. I was amazed at the complexity of Godspeed, the ship, and the mysteries that it holds. I'm a sucker for anything space related so I immediately hooked.
I really enjoyed the dual perspective in Across the Universe. I wish it was more common in other books. I want to see the minds of the other main character, but I don't want it in 3rd person, I want it told in first. Maybe I am just picky. I didn't see the twist at the end. It was a twist on top of another twist. I was wrong about the killer. Though I am glad *(s)he who should not be named* is gone.
I really can't wait to read book 2, A Million Suns. That cover is even more beautiful.
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