Across the Universe by Beth Revis
When Amy and her parents were frozen as cargo on the spaceship Godspeed, they were told that they would awaken in three-hundred years on a new planet. This was not the case for Amy, who woke up fifty years before reaching the destination. And her awakening was no computer malfunction, someone aboard Godspeed had tried to kill her. But worst of all, her parents could be next. With the help of Elder, the future leader of the spaceship, Amy races against time to unlock Godspeed’s secrets and save her parents.
What I Thought of Across the Universe
Across the Universe is a sci-fi book to remember. There’s adventure, great world-building and many plot twists to keep you on your toes! You’d think Across the Universe would be boring because of the seemingly small setting, but it’s quite the opposite. Godspeed has many secrets, making it a very complex setting and the perfect place for Amy and Elder’s adventures. In addition, the author’s interpretation of how humans would evolve with the rise of technology and medicine is very intruiging. On the ship, everyone looked the same and many were given drugs, making them mindless and robot like in order to keep everyone under the leader’s control. This world-building is creative and clearly well thought-through. In spite of that, the best part of the book was the plot twists. I can’t describe any of them without spoiling…you are just going to have to read the book!
The most memorable moment is when you find out who was unplugging all the frozens. I didn’t expect it and the reveal was very suspenseful.