Monday, January 10, 2011
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
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.
Cover: Pretty Cool, it is reversible and on the back has a map/blueprint of Godspeed, the ship. Although (I hate to say this) it looks better on-line than in person. I think because of it being a double cover, it doesn't stay on well at all. Definitely easier to read without the cover. Not that that's a bad thing, I often take the cover off when reading a hardcover ;-)
I really enjoyed this book, read through it in about 2 days. The story/point of view alternates between Elder and Amy. And, even though at first I was unsure about the way it jumped back and forth, I ended up really liking that. The switching of who is telling the story allows the reader to 'see' things from 2 very different points of view. I was able to feel the emotions of both characters. And trust me, there's lots of stuff worth feeling here. I like the chemistry between Elder & Amy from the beginning, through Elder's awkwardness at something so very new to him and Amy's hesitance to accept her fate.