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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Across The Universe by Beth Revis Review and Giveaway

Title: Across The Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Pages: 398
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: January 11th 2011 (US) / March 3rd 2011 (UK)
Source: For Review from Razorbill (thank you)
Rating: 5 out 5 stars

A 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 awaken 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 the 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.

I don't know how to describe it. It was addicting, intense, surprising, shocking, beautiful, moving, incredible. I don't know how Beth Revis did it. She effortlessly managed to write a debut novel that falls under at least 3 genres. There was sci-fi, romance, dystopian, mystery. The list could go on and on. It should have been a mess. It should have been disjointed and forced but it flowed so beautifully. Everything felt so effortless.

The plot. AMAZING. So original. I got to a point about 150 pages into the book and I was like "Where can she go with this? They are on a ship. Great. Now what?" Stupid me. It went everywhere. It was intense and amazing. I was hooked. It would normally take me four or five days to read a book of this length. A day and a half. I couldn't stop. I didn't want to read anything after because I knew nothing could compare. I was going through withdrawal symptoms. You say dramatic, I say it is true.

The characters were wonderful. Real and flawed. I loved Amy. I felt her pain and her longing. I felt her need. I really empathised with her. I felt everything she felt and it intensified everything. Elder was wonderful too. Whilst he had grown up on the ship he was finding his place just like Amy. They were both learning the way of the ship.

There is so much I could say because they was just so much. I'm going to leave a lot for you  to find. I don't want to spoil anything. I want you to become immersed in the world just as I was. All you need to know is that I loved it. Plot? Amazing. Writing? Flawless. Characters? Sublime. That is all.

5 out of 5 stars

Now onto some goodies for you. One lucky winner will win a copy of Across The Universe by Beth Revis AND a copy of Matched by Ally Condie.

All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below. The giveaway will close on the 9th of March. I will email the winner and forward the details to the publisher. Only I and the publisher will see your personal details and they will deleted after the giveaway.


If you can wait the book is out TOMORROW in the UK. Go. Buy. Now.

Check out my review of the Across The Universe Cover to see what I thought of it.


  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway, and I'm glad you enjoyed this book ^.^

  2. I LOVE this book!!! Its like a mixture of all things wonderful. :)

  3. I keep seeing this book everywhere and I've been really iffy about buying it, but after reading your review, I think I might have to. Great review! :)

  4. YES. I enjoyed Across the Universe just as much as you did! It's just such a wonderfully creative story!
    Thanks for the review! :)

  5. I loved this book! Completely agree with all of your points. Such an awesome book :) Great review!

  6. Love this review! I just got this book in the mail not too long ago and have yet to read it! Whats wrong with me?? lol I will be moving it higher up my reading pile now! Thank You!

  7. Sniffly Kitty: You're more than welcome :)

    Julia: What a great way to describe it!

    Shaylene: Thanks! I'm glad I convinced you!

    Lauren M: I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! You're welcome :)

    Cicely: Thank you! I'm glad you loved it!

    Megan: Thanks :) haha! Read it soon! You're welcome!

  8. I can't wait to read this one! It's good to know it was such a quick read. I'll read anything that hooks me in like that!

  9. Thanks for the Giveaway, I read a proof copy of this at the library, but want my own copy to keep. It's an epic story!!!

  10. Logan: You should definitely read it soon!

    Barmybex: You're welcome :) It is definitely epic.

  11. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity<3

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  13. Thank you - I received the books today - forgot I had won them. Was a great surprise!
    Thanks again. :D


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