Thursday, March 10, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

When Amy's parents sign up to be cryogenically frozen, the nonessential seventeen-year-old decides to join her parents. They expect to be awoken 300 years in the future when the massive spaceship, the Godspeed arrives on Centauri-Earth, a new planet. When Amy is unexpectantly thawed out fifty years too soon, she awakes to a spaceship where differences are nonexistant and society is ruled by a man named Eldest. Eldest is nothing more than a tyrannical leader and his monoethnic population are eager followers.

Amy soon discovers that her unfreezing may not have been an accident but attempted murder when another passenger is found dead in a thawed cryo box. Soon Eldest's successor, Elder, becomes Amy's friend. Elder immediately finds himself attracted to her and wished for more. He is fscinated by her differences and Sol-Earth background even as Eldest wishes to get rid of her. On a spaceship where being unusual can be the difference between life and death, Amy is not sure who she can trust. Is it Elder, the only person on the ship her age, or is he in on the plot to rid the ship of it's frozen passengers?

Book two in the trilogy, A Million Suns will be published in 2012.

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