Friday, July 29, 2011
Across The Universe - Beth Revis #53
With that being said at least it doesn't end in the middle of a sentence, so thank you Beth. It does leave a lot of questions...but at first, I thought this was for the reader to speculate on...not to be answered at some future time with more books. Moving along.
This book...roughly three hundred years ago a group of people are frozen in cryo tanks, put on a ship and set off into space. They are told that they will awaken in 300 years on a new planet that NASA has found suitable for human life. Amy is on board with her parents who are scientists/military personal.
A few hundred years into the voyage, Amy is accidentally woken up. She is told, fifty years earlier then expected. Her parents, still lay frozen and when they awaken, she will be older then them, if not dead already. She is trying to find out who woke her up, and who is continuing to unthaw the others. She is making friends, and trying to figure out what is wrong with most of the people on the ship. All the while, trying to deal with 'Earth' memories which still feel like they happened days ago instead of hundreds of years.
Elder is the next leader of the ship. Eldest is teaching him they ways, but Elder is having a hard time following, especially after her meets Amy. She is unlike anyone he has ever seen and he knows that she will change everything. Eldest knows it too, and tries to quiet Amy any way he can, in order to keep peace on his ship.
This story is one of lies, built on more lies. It goes so much deeper then you think while reading it. You get to the point in the book where you don't even trust what you are reading. Nothing seems far fetched, and everyone seems like the bad guy.
It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I got into it I was hooked. I look forward to reading the second and third one, though I would have been happier with a thousand page book, but alas what are you going to do?