Saturday, August 4, 2012
Across The Universe (Across The Universe #1) By Beth Revis
Publishing House: razor bill
Genre: Science fiction/Mystery
Summary: Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends, and planet behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship.
Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed’s scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.
Someone tried to murder her
Now, Amy is caught inside a tiny world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed’s 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest’s rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead.
Amy desperately want s to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship’s cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets before whoever woke her tried to kill again.
Reason for Rating:
Across the Universe has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time now and I did read it as soon as I got it but I haven’t gotten around to writing a review for it.
First off with this book, I really did love it. It is the type of Science fiction book that I enjoy. It has the mystery, the science, and a little romance too. I rated this book as PG-13 because of 3 simple facts.
1. It is your typical murder mystery
2. The people who are being frozen are described as being completely naked and
3. There is an attempted rape scene
The first count is not exactly a bad thing, but it does up the rating from G to PG just on the account of violence. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good mystery but they are not something I would read to an elementary kid.
The second count is pretty self explanatory. The worst of this it happens when Elder first fines the frozen and sees Amy slid out of her chamber. And he sort of describes her and says something about her private areas only being covered by a fogged glass.
And as for the 3rd part. You see there comes a point on the ship that everyone starts acting like dogs in heat and can’t seem to keep themselves under control. At this point Amy tells someone no and when they keep trying she runs. He and a few others chase her and pin her down and try to rip her cloths but Elder ends up saving her before anything happens.
This book was very good but really does need the PG-13 rating I have given it. This book is full of suspense and mystery. The plot is good and I really do love the story. But the final choice is of course up to you.