Across the Universe by Beth Revis

ACROSS THE UNIVERSEA 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. 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 a 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.

So usually I’m not for “spaceship” books at all. I picked up a copy of this book from a shelf in an English classroom about a year ago after a test. My teacher had a limited selection, most of which I’d already read, either on my own or during that class. I snuck this book out of the room at the end of the period and finished it shortly after I got home. I can honestly say that this is the best space saga I’ve ever read, not including the Star Wars books (I think that franchise has a mecca of its own).  I was instantly capitivated by this story. The plot is perfect, the romance is just right, and the mystery fueled my overactive imagination. When the second book in this series was released, I waited until midnight so that I could read it on my Nook. Needless to say, I slept through Mrs. Smith’s English lesson that day.

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