Across the Universe by Beth Revis

80%

16 Critic Reviews

Wherever the series goes from here, this opener leaves an indelible imprint.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES?

Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.

Someone tried to murder her.

Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead.

Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
 

About Beth Revis

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Beth Revis (www.BethRevis.com) is the author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series. Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog, and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier.
 
Published January 11, 2011 by Razorbill. 448 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Across the Universe
All: 16 | Positive: 15 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent

Wherever the series goes from here, this opener leaves an indelible imprint.

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Blog Critics

Above average
on May 20 2011

I hope it inspires teens to read more science fiction.

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Examiner

Above average
on Sep 21 2011

Her sci-fi canon blasts off with spectacular imagery as she creates an entire world down to the last detail aboard the vessel.

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Examiner

Above average
on Jan 12 2011

"Across the Universe" takes a fascinating look at the interworkings of a future society built on lies and manipulation.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Dec 23 2010

This is a wonderful, exciting first book in a trilogy that promises to delve further into the question of whether drugs are necessary to keep the peace in a world where there is no hope left of seeing the sun or the stars.

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AV Club

Below average
on Jan 20 2011

Universe gains some momentum as it goes, and the romantic elements could be worse. But it spends too much time lost in its protagonists’ starry eyes.

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RT Book Reviews

Good

Revis’ debut starts with a bang and quickly shoots to the stars from there.

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All About Romance

Excellent

This was a terrific read - easily my best science fiction book of the year.

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Teen Reads

Above average
on Nov 16 2011

The strongest aspect of the book are the moral questions to which speculative fiction returns, again and again.

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Seattle PI

Good
on Dec 27 2012

Across the Universe by Beth Revis is a fantastic and thrilling science fiction novel that will engage readers until the end.

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BookRack

Good
on Apr 03 2012

It’s a perfect science fiction read for the younger adult age bracket.

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The Young Folks

Above average
on Aug 18 2011

I flipped through these pages fast; eager to see what more will be discovered.

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Alice Marvels

Good
on Jan 22 2011

From the first riveting page of Across the Universe, I knew this was going to be a genre-bending unique ride.

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YA Highway

Excellent
on Jan 11 2011

Across the Universe is poised to rock the YA world, and it absolutely lives up to that promise.

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RazOrBill

Excellent
on Oct 16 2012

It's the best book I've read in a long time and definitely one of my top picks!

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RazOrBill

Excellent
on Jun 21 2012

Almost everything was written beautifully, developed wonderfully, depicted fantastically … Practically perfect.

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